• Kyodo News


Three senior vice ministers, two parliamentary secretaries and one special adviser to Prime Minister Taro Aso were among 48 lawmakers who paid a group visit Friday to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine to attend its autumn festival.

No Cabinet ministers visited the shrine.

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