A bipartisan group of lawmakers friendly to China has canceled a trip planned for early May because of difficulties arranging meetings with President Xi Jinping and other senior officials, a source within the group said Monday.
The source said it is unclear whether a visit over the weekend to the war-related Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo by Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and two other Cabinet ministers, as well as a ritual offering sent to the shrine by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, led to the cancellation.
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