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South Korea on Tuesday blasted Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda for restating his view that Japanese Class-A war criminals convicted by an Allied tribunal were in fact not war criminals.

Noda’s “remarks are inappropriate as they negate Japan’s past history of aggression, and they also are not coincident with the official position of the Japanese government, expressed by prime ministers’ statements,” the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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