• Kyodo


A threatening letter with a Hong Kong postmark and containing a box cutter blade was sent to Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe’s office in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, with a message warning him not to visit Yasukuni Shrine, staff at the office said.

The letter, delivered to the office Saturday, in effect demanded that Abe not visit Yasukuni and said that if he does, heaven will punish him, the staff said.

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