Yasukuni shrine and Chinese attempt
The three people are Taiwanese natives, led by Kao Chin Su-Mei, protesting the obstruction by Japanese police for enshrinement (2005 July in Tokyo). Apparently, they had a complaint about Yasukuni shrine, and yes, the people came to Yasukuni shrine to claim reconsideration about commemorating "war guilts" in WWII. But let us go deep and think a little bit more.
My interest is "who are they?" It turned out the group, consisting of 60 people, were funded by Chinese government.
Let's focus on the leader, Kao Chin, used to be an actress who got attracted to political world later. Her mother happend to be a native, so she learned to take advantage of this and became a politician. (If native, one can obtain higher chance to become a Diet member.) Once upon a time she was accused from real natives, "Why do you dare to represent us? Do you really know our history?" The reason she is hated by natives is she didn't even try to fight for the right of natives before, and now she attempts to make a quarrel between natives and the government. This story is supported by her statement on natives' headhunting tradition. Natives don't want it to be an issue. Her group in fact sued Japanese government for psycological pain from commemoration by Japanese prime minister, Koizumi. However, most of the plaintiffs didn't know the facts, and she is just using their names.
Not surprisingly, she is just an activist connected with Chinese government. Some of them in the plaintiffs' list don't exist. Don't be tricked by her cloth.
We have to be aware that Taiwanese natives, minorities in Taiwan, are resentful at the massacre by Chiang KaiShek. The natives had a hard time, being killed up to 30,000 by the new Chinese government rushing into Taiwan in 1949. Just listening to the voice from Taiwan lslands doesn't allow you to understand the Japanese rule. Those natives who are now living in the island are pretty much occupied by the enormous newcomers from the mainland of China, who didn't experience the Japanese rule.
If some facts were to be busted that Japan practically gives pain to Taiwanese natives, I'd listen. But this time, It's one of usual Chinese tricks.