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PM Abe makes ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine

  • April 21, 2016
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All networks reported at noon that PM Abe sent a “masakaki” tree offering to Yasukuni Shrine today during the spring festival that began on the same day. The premier will likely refrain from paying a visit to the shrine in order to avoid friction with China and South Korea. Fuji-TV said Lower House Speaker Oshima, Upper House President Yamazaki, and MHLW Minister Shiozaki also made ritual offerings. Internal Affairs Minister Takaichi and members of a cross-party group of lawmakers who wish to visit Yasukuni Shrine together are likely to visit the shrine during the spring festival.

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