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The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out two appeals challenging the constitutionality of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s controversial visits to Yasukuni Shrine.

The Supreme Court will not rule on the suits, filed between 2001 and 2003 by relatives of war dead and religious leaders, according to court spokesman Katsunori Fujioka. The decision is final, he said, refusing to elaborate on the reasons for the decision.

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