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Japanese ministers visit war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

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08-15-2014 10:26 BJT

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent an offering to the Yasukuni Shrine on the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender. Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Yoshitaka Shindo and Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission Keiji Furuya visited the Shrine on Friday.

They were accompanied by Shinjiro Koizumi, lower house lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. 

Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Yoshitaka Shindo (1st R) arrives to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 15, 2014. Yoshitaka Shindo visited the controversial war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Friday on the 69th anniversary of Japan

Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Yoshitaka Shindo (1st R) arrives to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 15, 2014. Yoshitaka Shindo visited the controversial war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Friday on the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in the World War II. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

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Japan's Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission Keiji Furuya (R) arrives to visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 15, 2014. Keiji Furuya visited the notorious Yasukuni Shrine on Friday on the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in the World War II. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

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