Today is August 15, the 75th anniversary of Emperor Hirohito’s declaration of unconditional surrender. On this day, some Japanese right-wing forces will come out to beautify the war of aggression against Asian neighbors and pay homage to the Yasukuni shrine where Class-A war criminals are worshipped. August 15 this year is no exception. Today, four Japanese cabinet ministers went to Yasukuni shrine to “worship ghosts”. Although Abe himself was not present, he once again offered sacrifices. At present, the novel coronavirus pneumonia in Japan has been rebounded, and thousands of new cases have been added for several days. But even why is such a severe new crown outbreak still unable to stop the Japanese politicians from “ghosts”? On the morning of August 15, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in the name of “Shinzo Abe, President of the Liberal Democratic Party”, offered sacrifices to the Yasukuni shrine where Class-A war criminals are worshipped. Abe himself did not show up for the donation as usual, but was carried out by his assistant. This is the eighth consecutive year since Abe took office. On August 15, the day of Japan’s defeat, he donated sacrifice fees to Yasukuni Shrine. In addition to Shinzo Abe’s donation of sacrifice fees, four Japanese cabinet ministers visited Yasukuni Shrine in person today. Among them, Japanese Environment Minister Koizumi is the first cabinet minister to visit today. After that, Japanese Minister of culture, culture and science, Minister of science and technology, Minister of territorial affairs Wei Teng Sheng and Minister of general affairs Takashi Zaomiao also visited the Yasukuni Shrine. In addition, Japan’s former defense minister and current representative ponmi Inada also paid a visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in the morning. It is worth noting that four years later, Japanese cabinet members once again “worshipped ghosts” on August 15, and it was the first time that cabinet members “worshipped ghosts” after Japan entered the era. On the morning of August 15, Abe attended the “memorial ceremony for the victims of the national war”. In his speech, he said that he would “not repeat the mistakes of the war”, but did not mention the responsibility of injuring Asian countries. In contrast, Japan’s newly appointed emperor Naruhito also delivered a speech at the ceremony, reiterating “reviewing history and deep introspection”, hoping that the war disaster would not happen again, continuing his statement on August 15 last year. On August 15, former Japanese Prime Minister fumishi Murayama published a signed article in the people’s daily, pointing out that Japan had launched an aggressive war against China, which had brought huge human and property losses and profound disasters to the Chinese people. It is very important for Japan to learn from history to establish and always maintain a peaceful and prosperous friendly relationship with China. As the then Japanese Prime Minister, I delivered a “Murayama talk” on August 15, 1995, which was highly praised by China, South Korea and other countries in the United States and Europe. The main content of the “Murayama talk” mentioned by Murayama Fuji is that the colonial rule and aggression have brought great harm and suffering to the people of many countries, especially Asian countries. It emphasizes that Japan should accept the historical facts modestly and express deep introspection and sincere apology. After the “Murayama talks” was published, it was inherited by successive Japanese cabinet including Abe government. Murayama Fukushi pointed out in the article that it is distressing that there are also a small group of right-wing elements who beautify and deny the history of aggression in Japan. They stigmatize the unremitting efforts of people of insight as “the view of history of self abuse” and even carry out personal attacks. What these right-wing elements have done is groundless and totally wrong. Beautifying or even denying the history of aggression and colonial rule will only seriously degrade Japan’s international reputation. On the morning of August 15, at the memorial hall of compatriots killed in the Nanjing Massacre, friendly personages from home and abroad spontaneously held a peaceful gathering, ringing the Peace Bell on the scene, in order to commemorate the Chinese compatriots who died in the Japanese War of aggression against China and express their permanent wishes for peace.