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Shinzo Abe Visits Tokyo War Shrine Linked to Militarist Past

TOKYO—Former Japanese Primary Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday frequented a Tokyo shrine connected to Japan’s militarist earlier, waiting around only a few times right after his departure from business office to resume a longstanding apply that had angered Asian neighbors.

Mr. Abe frequented the Yasukuni Shrine on Dec. 26, 2013, a 12 months right after taking business office, prompting a uncommon rift with the U.S. At the time, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo claimed it was dissatisfied that Mr. Abe had “taken an motion that will exacerbate tensions with Japan’s neighbors.”