Japan MPs visit war dead shrine amid tensions with China




 
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Japan MPs visit war dead shrine amid tensions with China
 
April 23rd, 2013  
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Japan MPs visit war dead shrine amid tensions with China
By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - Tensions flared between Japan and China and South Korea after a group of Japanese lawmakers visited a shrine seen by Asian neighbors as a symbol of Japan's past militarism and Chinese patrol vessels played cat-and-mouse with a flotilla of Japanese nationalists near disputed islands in the East China Sea. China chastised Japan for Tuesday's visits by at least 168 lawmakers to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, which honors 14 leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal along with Japan's war dead. ...




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