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Japanese PM Abe Pays Tribute to Yasakuni Shrine Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Dec 25, 2013, 07:55 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to utilize his alliance with President Barack Obama and his 'Pivot to Asia' to stir up controversy in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Yasukuni war shrine Thursday in a move sure to infuriate China and South Korea. Japanese media reported that Abe will visit the shrine that honors 2.5 million war dead, including convicted class A war criminals, at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT)."

China and South Korea have expressed much indignation at Tokyo for honoring World War II. Japanese war criminals.

As reported by the Houston Chronicle, "The visit comes on the first anniversary of Abe's taking office as prime minister. It will be the first visit by a sitting prime minister since Junichiro Koizumi visited the shrine to mark the end of World War II in 2006."

Prime Minister Abe is making plans to build up the Japanese military with the support of Obama.

To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:

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