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Japanese PM Again Skips Visit to Controversial War Shrine

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine honoring the country's fallen soldiers from World War II, avoiding a personal visit in order not to anger rivals China and South Korea. Abe sent the offering to the Yasukuni Shrine Monday as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, not as prime minister, as Japan marked the 71st anniversary of its defeat at the hands of Allied forces.  In addition to millions of war dead, Yasukuni...

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