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AUG 15, 2013 - The Guardian

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Two Japanese ministers visit war shrine

Prime minister indicates he will not visit Yasukuni shrine to avoid inflaming ties with Beijing and SeoulTwo Japanese cabinet ministers have visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo to mark the anniversary of the country's defeat in the second world war, in a move likely to anger South Korea and China.The potential for a serious diplomatic spat appeared to have been avoided, however, after the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, indicated he would not visit the Yasukuni shrine, which honours Japan's war dead, including 14 wartime leaders convicted as war criminals.Abe, a nationalist who has ... Read More

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