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Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Yoshitaka Shindo leaves after visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2014, to mark the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Yoshitaka Shindo leaves after visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2014, to mark the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Yoshitaka Shindo leaves after visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2014, to mark the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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Shinjiro Koizumi, a Japanese lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, leaves after visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2014, to mark the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Shinjiro Koizumi, a Japanese lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, leaves after visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2014, to mark the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender...more

Shinjiro Koizumi, a Japanese lawmaker from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, leaves after visiting the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2014, to mark the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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