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China attacks Japan over war crimes

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BEIJING - China began publishing "confessions" of 45 convicted Japanese World War II criminals on Thursday, in Beijing's latest effort to highlight the past amid a territorial dispute between the two countries. 

People visit the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo, on April 21, 2014

The documents, handwritten by Japanese tried and convicted by military courts in China after the war, are being released online one a day for 45 days by the State Archives Administration (SAA), it said in a statement on its website.

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