Japan visits to war shrine likely to anger Asian neighbors

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By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine for war dead on Thursday - the anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two - but did not visit in person in an effort to avoid inflaming tensions with Asian neighbors. However, at least two cabinet ministers publicly paid their respects at Yasukuni Shrine, seen as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, which is likely to anger South Korea and China and risks undermining tentative diplomatic overtures to Beijing. "I asked my special aide ... ...