A Japanese court has ruled that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to a controversial war shine violate the constitution.Actually, the article makes it clear that Koizumi has no plans to stop being an arrogant ass.
Government officials are banned from "religious activity" which contravenes the separation of state and religion.
But Mr Koizumi argues his visits to the shrine, which honours Japanese war dead including war criminals, are private.
To be clear, I don't think that Koizumi is doing this to be a war hawk or anything like that. I simply think that he doesn't care what Japan's neighbours (namely Korea and China) think about his actions. He's just being incredible insensitive and obnoxious, and this would give him an easy was out of such behaviour. Unfortunately, it seems like he's determined to be an ass.