Two Japan Ministers Visit War Shrine as Abe Sends Offering

  • Visits to Yasukuni Shrine likely to irk China, South Korea
  • Japanese embassy in China issues warning to nationals there

Yasukuni Shrine.

Photographer: Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sidestepped a visit to a controversial Tokyo war shrine on the anniversary of the nation’s defeat in World War II, opting instead to send a ritual donation -- a move still likely to provoke criticism from its East Asian neighbors.

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