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Yasukuni visit 'will fuel row'

Updated: 2012-10-18 08:04
By Zhang Yunbi, Wu Jiao in Beijing, Li Xiang in Paris and Fu Jing in Brussels ( China Daily)

Japanese opposition leader's move follows 'renewal of nationalism'

The leader of Japan's main opposition party visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Wednesday in a move that will raise tensions already heightened by the Diaoyu Islands.

The visit by Shinzo Abe, president of the Liberal Democratic Party who is expected to become Japan's next prime minister, came as the country is increasingly at odds with its Asian neighbors over territorial issues.

Yasukuni visit 'will fuel row'