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World China Urges Japan to Reflect After Suga’s Shrine Offering

16:50  18 october  2020
16:50  18 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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"We solemnly urge Japan to abide by its commitment to reflect on its. BEIJING (Reuters) - China ' s Foreign Ministry urged Japan on Thursday to keep its promises to reflect on its past wartime aggression, after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo' s Yasukuni Shrine for war dead.

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(Bloomberg) -- China criticized Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga for sending an offering to a shrine for Japanese war dead, saying it was a “negative action” and that the country should reflect on its war history.

Yoshihide Suga wearing a suit and tie: Yoshihide Suga, Japan's newly appointed prime minister, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Japan's parliament formally elected ruling party stalwart Yoshihide Suga - the 71-year-old son of a strawberry farmer - to be the country's first new prime minister in almost eight years. © Bloomberg Yoshihide Suga, Japan's newly appointed prime minister, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Japan's parliament formally elected ruling party stalwart Yoshihide Suga - the 71-year-old son of a strawberry farmer - to be the country's first new prime minister in almost eight years. Yoshihide Suga wearing a suit and tie: Yoshihide Suga, Japan's newly appointed prime minister, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Japan's parliament formally elected ruling party stalwart Yoshihide Suga - the 71-year-old son of a strawberry farmer - to be the country's first new prime minister in almost eight years. © Bloomberg Yoshihide Suga, Japan's newly appointed prime minister, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Japan's parliament formally elected ruling party stalwart Yoshihide Suga - the 71-year-old son of a strawberry farmer - to be the country's first new prime minister in almost eight years.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian was responding to a question about Suga’s offering to the Yasukuni shrine, reported by Japanese broadcaster NHK on Saturday.

The shrine honors 14 men convicted as war criminals and has long been a source of tension with China and others in the region who see it as a symbol of Japan’s past military aggression.

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