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European far right-wing to visit Japan war shrine

08-13-2010 14:57 BJT

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Leaders of European far right-wing parties say they plan to visit Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of the second world war.

The controversial Yasukuni Shrine honors Japan's war dead, including convicted war criminals. Pacifists and the victims of Japanese aggression, such as China and the Koreas, have criticized Yasukuni as a glorification of past militarism.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his ministers have said they do not intend to visit the shrine unlike some of their predecessors.

It will be the first time that all members of a Cabinet have refrained from visiting the shrine during the anniversary.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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