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History buffs can learn more about Asian issues of yesteryear via a newly launched online archive based on a proposal by the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, but references to Japanese wartime military activities in Asia were cut due to pressure from Liberal Democratic Party members.

The Japan Center for Asian Historical Records, located within the National Archives of Japan in Tokyo, stores a variety of historical documents on a computerized database, according to government officials.

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