• In this March 26, 2014 photo, Japan's Empress Michiko walks toward the main hall of Ise Grand Shrine, or Ise Jingu, in Ise city, central Japan. The Shinto shrine that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is taking his Group of Seven counterparts to on Thursday, May 26, 2016, is no ordinary shrine. The Japanese imperial family was once believed to be direct descendants of the goddess Amaterasu. Rituals at Ise shrine are intended for the imperial family. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Linked to emperor, Ise Shrine is no ordinary shrine

    ISE, Japan (AP) — A Shinto shrine that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is taking his Group of Seven counterparts to visit on Thursday is no ordinary shrine.

  • In this May 11, 2016 photo, Terumi Tanaka, secretary general of Japan Confederation of A-and H-bomb Sufferers Organizations, speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. The debate over whether U.S. President Barack Obama should apologize to Japanese survivors of America’s atomic bombings in World War II made Tanaka think: What about his own government? Tanaka was 13 when the U.S. dropped its second atomic bomb on Nagasaki city on Aug. 9, 1945, three days after the first on Hiroshima.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    VOICES: A-bomb survivors leader says Japan shares blame, too

    TOKYO (AP) — The debate over whether President Barack Obama should apologize to Japanese survivors of America’s atomic bombings in World War II made Terumi Tanaka think: What about his own government?