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A citizens’ group in Osaka filed a lawsuit Friday with the Osaka District Court alleging that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s controversial visit last December to a shrine honoring the war dead, including Class-A war criminals, violated their constitutional right to “live in peace.”

The suit seeks damages of ¥10,000 for each of its 540 members and an injunction forbidding Abe from making any further visits to Yasukuni Shrine.

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