Wednesday, April 23, 2014
(Undated) -- Justin Bieber is apologizing for posting a photo of a Japanese war shrine on Instagram. The pop star says he was in Japan and "saw a beautiful shrine" and misunderstood, thinking it was a place of prayer. However, China and South Korea view the Yasukuni shrine as a symbol of Japan's lack of remorse for its past militarism, and a museum at the site implies Japan was a victim of World War Two. Bieber says he is "extremely sorry" to anyone he offended, adding "I love you China and I love you Japan."