It seems Justin really needs to go over his history books, especially when it comes to posting snaps of culturally significant places on his Instagram account.

Bieber caused upset, when he took a picture of Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine. The shrine is a religious site believed to house the souls of former Japanese military leaders responsible for war crimes in China and other parts of Asia during World War II.

Of course, Justin was not aware of the controversial history surrounding the shrine and decided to share with his followers a picture of himself bowing at the war shrine, captioned: “Thank you for your blessings.”

Eventually, the 20-year-old singer realised his mistake, deleted the photo and replaced it with a screenshot of an article about his visit.

He then went onto to send a message to apologise to anyone he had offended.

“While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was misled to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan.”

Well at least he apologised, that’s something.