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The Saitama Prefectural Government has provided local public elementary and junior high schools with a central government document lifting a ban on field trips to Yasukuni Shrine, the head of the prefectural board of education said.

“Measures need to be taken to avoid misunderstandings,” Shiro Takahashi told a prefectural assembly session Friday, saying some school officials might think they cannot organize trips to the contentious shrine.

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