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Japan PM Abe sends offering to controversial war shrine

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial war shrine on Monday, drawing fire from China which sees it as a painful reminder of Tokyo's warring past. The conservative premier -- who has been criticised for what some see as a revisionist take on Japan's wartime record -- sent a sacred "masakaki" tree bearing his name to Yasukuni Shrine at the start of a four-day festival.
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