Japan Minister Visits War Dead Shrine Day After Shinzo Abe Sends Offering

October 18, 2014 7:23 AM

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Japan Minister Visits War Dead Shrine Day After Shinzo Abe Sends Offering

Tokyo, Japan: A Japanese cabinet member visited a shrine for war dead on Saturday a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prompted angry responses from China and South Korea by sending a ritual offering there.

Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine is widely seen as a symbol of Japan's past militarism and visits there by politicians anger China and South Korea, which both suffered under Japanese occupation in the last century and feel Japan has never fully atoned for its actions.

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