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Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka turned her horns into ally Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi after he vowed Thursday to go ahead with a visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine.
The prime minister shouldn't plow ahead with the visit, Tanaka said from Hanoi, where both China's and South Korea's foreign ministers protested Koizumi's slated Aug. 15 appearance at the Tokyo shrine.
Suggesting Koizumi should choose another location, Tanaka added: "I think it's enough for the prime minister to attend (another) annual ceremony to pay respects to the war dead." "I'll pass my thoughts on to him." Earlier in the day, Koizumi reaffirmed that he would officially visit …