Japanese fire department personnel at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo after two Hong Kong activists were arrested over a protest. Photo: Kyodo News via AP

Hong Kong activists deny trespassing over Nanking massacre protest at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine

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Japanese fire department personnel at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo after two Hong Kong activists were arrested over a protest. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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