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Another Yasukuni visit stirs anger of Tokyo's neighbors

Updated: 2014-01-02 07:30
By Qin Jize ( China Daily)

Japanese minister pays homage at shrine only six days after Abe

A Japanese Cabinet minister's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine on New Year's Day further strained relations between Tokyo and its Asian neighbors, observers said.

Yoshitaka Shindo, Japanese minister of internal affairs and communications, made the trip just six days after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the shrine. Abe's visit prompted worldwide criticism, including from the United States, Japan's key ally.

Another Yasukuni visit stirs anger of Tokyo's neighbors

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