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Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki suggested Tuesday the 14 Class-A war criminals enshrined in Yasukuni Shrine should be separated from the war dead honored there, but he also said the shrine must decide this matter.

Tanigaki, expected to declare his candidacy Thursday for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s September presidential election, noted the opposition to honoring the Class-A war criminals together with the war dead, saying, “I think that really hits the point.”

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