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Abe Sends Offering to Shrine Honoring Japan’s War Dead

Emily Wang Friday, April 21, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Friday to the controversial Yasukuni shrine that honors Japan's war dead, including convicted war criminals.

The leafy "masakaki" plant was sent for the shrine's spring festival the same day that more than 90 Japanese lawmakers and Internal Affairs Minister Sanae Takaichi visited Yasukuni. ...

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