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Japan lawmakers make mass visit to war shrine

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Nearly 170 Japanese lawmakers visited a Tokyo war shrine Tuesday, an MP said, in one of the biggest-ever trips by legislators to a site seen as a potent symbol of Japan's imperialist past.

The annual trip, which usually draws dozens of lawmakers to the Yasukuni shrine, has riled neighbours China and South Korea, which lodged protests after several Japanese cabinet members visited at the weekend.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/japan-lawmakers-make-mass-visit-war-shrine