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Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki on Saturday became the second Cabinet member to visit the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo during its latest festival season, although Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has refrained from visiting himself.

Iwaki followed Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi, who visited the controversial shrine on the second day of the three-day spring festival on Friday, as did a number of other lawmakers.

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