Sunday, October 16, 2005

 

Ex-Taiwan president supports Yasukuni visits

Ex-Taiwan leader Lee supports Koizumi's visits to Yasukuni Shrine
NEW YORK, Oct. 16 KYODO

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui said Saturday he supports Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to the war-related Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
''It is natural for a premier of a country to commemorate the souls of people who lost their lives for their country,'' Lee said in an interview with Kyodo News during a two-week private visit to the United States.

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