war crime

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war crime

a crime committed in wartime in violation of the accepted rules and customs of war, such as genocide, ill-treatment of prisoners of war, etc.
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17 -- have enraged China, South Korea and some other Asian countries, mainly because the shrine honors Class A war criminals along with the war dead.
Yasukuni Shrine currently honors 14 Class A war criminals, including wartime Prime Minister Gen.
Koizumi's plan to visit Yasukuni drew strong criticism from South Korea and China, as the Shinto shrine honors 14 Class A war criminals in addition to about 2.