Japan PM Yasukuni visit to 'exacerbate tensions': US embassy

The United States is "disappointed" by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the Yasukuni war shrine, which will raise regional tensions, its embassy said Thursday

"Japan is a valued ally and friend. Nevertheless, the United States is disappointed that Japan's leadership has taken an action that will exacerbate tensions with Japan's neighbours," a written statement said.

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