Japan Says Prime Minister Did Not Ask to Address U.S. Congress

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TOKYO — Japanese government officials are denying Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has asked to address a joint session of Congress during a planned visit to Washington next month. An influential U.S. congressman has said that if Mr. Koizumi wants speak before American lawmakers, he should first promise not to re-visit a controversial Japanese war shrine. The annual visits by …
May 16, 2006¬†–¬†Voice of America

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