Japan marks 70th anniversary of WWII surrender

August 15, 2015 5:15 AM

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Japan marks 70th anniversary of WWII surrender

TOKYO: Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Saturday, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away from a contentious Yasukuni shrine that honors war criminals among other war dead.

Abe instead prayed and laid flowers at a national cemetery for unnamed fallen soldiers ahead of the annual ceremony at Tokyo's Budokan hall.

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