Yasukuni for Dummies
In the latest of their hyperlinked briefing notes, the Council on Foreign Relations has a Yasukuni page on the CFR.org website.
Unfortunately the review and the links are not very good--unlike the Backgrounders, which have up until now been quite informative and tightly composed.
The only thing new under the sun on this page is this article in the Washington Quarterly by Professor Wu Xinbo. I will have to review it in my copious free time for evidence of sanity.
Do not click on either of the "Related Materials" offerings. Both links take you on a voyage into the abyss.