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Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Nishimura visits Yasukuni Shrine 

  • August 14, 2022
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Sunday’s Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Sankei reported that new Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Nishimura visited Yasukuni Shrine on Saturday ahead of the anniversary of the end of WWII on Sunday. Nishimura is the first cabinet member to visit the shrine since the launch of the Kishida Cabinet last October. Nishimura, who belongs to the Abe faction, reportedly told the press after the visit: “I promised to devote my energy to peace and the development of Japan while thinking of former Prime Minister Abe.” 

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