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Japan's Abe Sends Ritual Offering to Controversial Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that many of Japan's neighbors see as a symbol of the country's imperialist past. Abe sent a traditional potted plant to the Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday, the first day of a three-day spring festival, officials at the shrine said. The prime minister's offering is likely to upset many in China and South Korea, two main victims of Japan's pre-World War Two colonial aggression. But the offering...

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