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Japan PM Shinzo Abe visits Yasukuni WW2 shrine

Japan's prime minister has infuriated China and South Korea by visiting a shrine that honours Japan's war dead, including some convicted war criminals.

Shinzo Abe said his visit to Yasukuni was an anti-war gesture, but it has provoked a strong negative reaction from China.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tokyo.

  • 26 Dec 2013
  • From the section Asia
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