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Japan's Abe Sends Offering to Controversial War Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not personally visit the Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday, the first day of an annual autumn festival, but did send a ritual offering. Many see Yasukuni as a symbol of Tokyo's imperialist past. China and South Korea, both victims of Japanese war-time aggression, regularly complain when Japanese leaders visit the Tokyo memorial. Yasukuni honors Japan's nearly 2.5 million war dead, including 14 convicted war criminals from WWII. This is the third ...

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