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Japan's PM sparks row with war dead shrine offering

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Japan's PM sparks row with war dead shrine offering

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to a controversial Tokyo shrine to war dead to avoid stoking tensions with South Korea and China.

His offering to the Yaskuni Shrine on the 69th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War Two still angered South Korean and China, where bitter memories linger of Japan’s actions before and during the war.
Beijing described his show of “compromise and sincerity” as unacceptable.