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An activist group staged a protest Friday at the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine the day before.

Sixteen members of the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, a group asserting China’s territorial rights over the Senkaku islets in the East China Sea, criticized the visit as disregarding the emotions of Japan’s wartime victims.

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