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S. Korea expresses regret over Yasukuni Shrine visit


08-15-2016 17:18 BJT

The Japanese government has held an annual ceremony in Tokyo to mark the 71st anniversary of Japan's unconditional World-War-Two surrender.

Emperor Akihito stated his "deep remorse" over the war and expressed his wish for world peace. While Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Japan's Yasukuni war shrine. The controversial shrine honours Japan's fallen military soldiers, including 14 convicted World-War-Two war criminals. Over 70 Japanese lawmakers visited the shrine despite international protest.

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