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S. Korea expresses ‘deep concern’ as Japan’s Abe visits wartime shrine
S. Korea expresses ‘deep concern’ as Japan’s Abe visits wartime shrine
Foreign affairsSept 20, 2020
South Korea’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday expressed deep regret over former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead. The shrine is controversial because it honors 14 Japanese leaders convicted by an Allied tribunal as war criminals. Visits there by ranking Tokyo officials have usually sparked criticisms from neighboring countries such as South Korea and China. “We express our deepest concern and regret that Abe paid a visit to the shri