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The Japan War-Bereaved Families Association, the most powerful lobby for relatives of Japan’s war dead, will forgo discussion of politically sensitive issues related to Yasukuni Shrine until after the Sept. 20 Liberal Democratic Party presidential election, an executive of the group said Wednesday.

Those issues will include whether the association should ask Yasukuni to stop enshrining Class-A war criminals, including wartime Prime Minister Gen. Hideki Tojo.

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