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              In this Saturday, July 13, 2013 photo, visitors walk along rows of paper lanterns with the names of Japanese war dead during the Mitama, or "departed soul," festival at Yasukuni Shrine

    In this Saturday, July 13, 2013 photo, visitors walk along rows of paper lanterns with the names of Japanese war dead during the Mitama, or "departed soul," festival at Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted: 7/18/2013 3:23:42 AM EST
    In this Saturday, July 13, 2013 photo, visitors walk along rows of paper lanterns with the names of Japanese war dead during the Mitama, or "departed soul," festival at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. A convincing victory of the July 21 upper house election could embolden Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his staunch backers within his ruling Liberal Democratic Party to push their nationalist agenda, including laying the groundwork for revising Japan’s pacifist constitution, promoting traditional family values and making changes to the education system to instill more patriotism in students. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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              FILE - In this Monday, May 27, 2013 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during a ceremony commemorating World War II victims who died overseas at Chidorigafuchi National

    FILE - In this Monday, May 27, 2013 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during a ceremony commemorating World War II victims who died overseas at Chidorigafuchi National

    Posted: 7/18/2013 3:23:42 AM EST
    FILE - In this Monday, May 27, 2013 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during a ceremony commemorating World War II victims who died overseas at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo. A convincing victory of the July 21 upper house election could embolden Abe and his staunch backers within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to push their nationalist agenda, including laying the groundwork for revising Japan’s pacifist constitution, promoting traditional family values and making changes to the education system to instill more patriotism in students. Under the campaign slogan “Recover Japan,” Abe’s LDP vows to make Japan a muscular, gentle and proud country. It promises a strong economy, strategic diplomacy and unshakable national security under the Japan-U.S. alliance. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, activists step on Japanese Rising Sun Flags during a protest against the arrest of the Hong Kong activists who landed on the disputed islands, S

    FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, activists step on Japanese Rising Sun Flags during a protest against the arrest of the Hong Kong activists who landed on the disputed islands, S

    Posted: 7/18/2013 3:23:42 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, activists step on Japanese Rising Sun Flags during a protest against the arrest of the Hong Kong activists who landed on the disputed islands, Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese in East China Sea, outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong. A convincing victory of the July 21 upper house election could embolden Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) push their nationalist agenda, including laying the groundwork for revising Japan’s pacifist constitution, promoting traditional family values and making changes to the education system to instill more patriotism in students. Under the campaign slogan “Recover Japan,” Abe’s LDP vows to make Japan a muscular, gentle and proud country. It promises a strong economy, strategic diplomacy and unshakable national security under the Japan-U.S. alliance. The message has found a measure of public receptivity amid growing tensions over Japan’s long-running maritime territorial disputes with China and South Korea and widespread distrust of an increasingly assertive China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
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              FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 file photo, protesters shout slogans against Japan's claim to disputed islands Diaoyu to Chinese and Senkaku to Japanese during a rally outside th

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 file photo, protesters shout slogans against Japan's claim to disputed islands Diaoyu to Chinese and Senkaku to Japanese during a rally outside th

    Posted: 7/18/2013 3:23:42 AM EST
    FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 file photo, protesters shout slogans against Japan's claim to disputed islands Diaoyu to Chinese and Senkaku to Japanese during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong. A Convincing victory of the July 21 upper house election could embolden Prime Minister Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) push their nationalist agenda, including laying the groundwork for revising Japan’s pacifist constitution, promoting traditional family values and making changes to the education system to instill more patriotism in students. Under the campaign slogan “Recover Japan,” Abe’s LDP vows to make Japan a muscular, gentle and proud country. It promises a strong economy, strategic diplomacy and unshakable national security under the Japan-U.S. alliance. The message has found a measure of public receptivity amid growing tensions over Japan’s long-running maritime territorial disputes with China and South Korea and widespread distrust of an increasingly assertive China. A message above the picture of one of the islands reads: "Diaoyu belongs to China" and a sign reads: "evil spirits of mountains and rivers." (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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              FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) escort ship Kurama, left, leads other vessels during a fleet review in waters off Sagami, south of Tok

    FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) escort ship Kurama, left, leads other vessels during a fleet review in waters off Sagami, south of Tok

    Posted: 7/18/2013 3:23:42 AM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) escort ship Kurama, left, leads other vessels during a fleet review in waters off Sagami, south of Tokyo. A convincing victory of the July 21 upper house election could embolden Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his staunch backers within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to push their nationalist agenda, including laying the groundwork for revising Japan’s pacifist constitution, promoting traditional family values and making changes to the education system to instill more patriotism in students. Abe has called the current history curriculum “self-abusive” and too apologetic to Asian neighbors over Japan’s wartime actions. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)