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A documentary film on Tokyo’s war-related Yasukuni Shrine was given a prerelease screening in the capital Wednesday at the request of Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers who are concerned it may be “anti-Japan.”

The distributor of the film “Yasukuni” had argued that such a screening would be tantamount to censorship, but accepted the request later on condition that the screening would be open to every Diet member and not just to a certain group of lawmakers.

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