The Class-A war criminals should be enshrined somewhere other than Yasukuni so future emperors can pay respects to the war dead at the shrine, former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone remarked Tuesday, saying the nation’s leader must effect this change.

Nakasone’s comments were in response to reporters’ questions on Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s visit to the shrine on the 61st anniversary of the end of the war.

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