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Japan PM Abe to visit Yasukuni war shrine

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Japanese nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to visit Tokyo's controversial war shrine on Thursday morning, local media reported.

The visit will come on the first anniversary of the formation of his cabinet and is expected to further inflame already-tense relations with China and South Korea.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131226/japan-pm-abe-visit-yasukuni-war-shrine-0