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Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso speaks during a memorial service at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima for victims of the atomic bombing. The media will be staking out the controversial Yasukuni shrine to Japan’s war dead to see whether Aso visits on the date of Japan’s World War II defeat, Aug. 15.
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