Japan PM sends offerings to shrine honoring war criminals, signaling he won't visit

April 21, 2015 3:25 AM

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Japan PM sends offerings to shrine honoring war criminals, signaling he won't visit

FILE - In this March 10, 2015 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Abe has sent religious offerings to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead. But Abe's offerings on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 signal that he will not pray at the controversial Yasukuni shrine ahead of trips to Asia and the United States. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) (The Associated Press)

TOKYO – Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead.

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