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China on Friday accused Japan’s new defense minister of recklessly misrepresenting history after she declined to say whether Japanese troops massacred civilians in China during World War II.

Tomomi Inada, a 57-year old lawmaker known for her revisionist views of Japan’s wartime history, took up her post on Thursday and repeatedly sidestepped questions at a briefing on whether she condemned atrocities committed by Japan.

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