Updated: 04/22/2014 07:43 | By Agence France-Presse

Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

A group of nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni war shrine on Tuesday, a move that could further worsen ties with Asian neighbours on the eve of US President Barack Obama's arrival on a state visit.


Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

Shinto priests walk out from the outer shrine after they administer a Shinto rite "Kiyoharai" on the first day of the three-day spring festival at the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo on April 21, 2014 - by Yoshikazu Tsuno

A total of 146 lawmakers from both houses of parliament made the trip en masse to the shrine to mark a spring festival currently under way, according to one lawmaker who was acting as a spokesman for the group.

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