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Japan's Abe Sends Offering to War Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to a Shinto shrine that many of Japan's neighbors see as a symbol of the country's imperialist past. On the first day of an autumn festival Friday, Abe sent a traditional potted plant to the Yasukuni Shrine, but did not visit the facility on the outskirts of Tokyo. More than 100 Japanese lawmakers did pay their respects at the shrine, which honors 2.5 million of Japan's war dead, including several convicted war...

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