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Japan Lawmakers Visit Controversial Tokyo War Shrine

A group of Japanese lawmakers has visited a controversial Tokyo war shrine that many see as a symbol of Japan's imperialist past. The visit to the Yasukuni Shrine by 146 lawmakers Tuesday comes just ahead of a visit to Japan by President Barack Obama. The United States said it was "disappointed" when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the shrine in December. He apparently decided to stay away this time. Abe instead sent a ritual offering to the shrine Monday, a move...

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