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Abe's planned tour of S. Pacific criticized

Updated: 2014-01-03 08:35
By Zhang Yunbi ( China Daily)

Rallying the support of the Pacific island nations tops Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's diplomatic wish list for the new year as he seeks to further contain China's maritime presence.

But Chinese observers and Asian media are warning that the Japanese leader's plans may backfire if he continues to rewrite Japan's history during World War II.

Within the next two years, Abe will visit the island nations in the southern Pacific Ocean that witnessed battles between Japan and the United States during the war, reported Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun in unveiling Abe's plan on Tuesday.

Abe's planned tour of S. Pacific criticized