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Japanese FM not to visit Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15

08-07-2010 14:33 BJT

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada said he would not visit the war-related Yasukuni Shrine on the Aug. 15 anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender, local media reported.

Okada said at a press conference on Friday that as Class-A war criminals are enshrined there, an official visit by Cabinet members especially the Foreign Minister is not appropriate, according to Kyodo News on Friday.

The Yasukuni Shrine, which is located in Tokyo, honors 2.5 million war dead including 14 top war criminals.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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