Updated: 08/15/2014 07:03 | By Agence France-Presse

Japanese cabinet minister visits controversial war shrine

A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo Friday in a move likely to anger China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.


Japanese cabinet minister visits controversial war shrine

People visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on August 14, 2014 - by Kazuhiro Nogi

Keiji Furuya, chairman of the National Public Safety Commission, paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine on the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II, an AFP journalist witnessed.

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