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Summary: Culture Minister Tamam Salam called for toning down political rhetoric "that may disrupt the general atmosphere, and instead use positive and constructive rhetoric that will not drag the country or its citizens into harmful confrontation.
Abe and his right-wing supporters could make them a lot more palatable by toning down the nationalist rhetoric, unambiguously apologizing for imperial aggression and keeping propaganda out of the schools.
Six drafts of the report had been released in preceding weeks, with some versions eliminating or toning down controversial passages.
Black Eyed Pea Fergie could have done with toning down her blusher after she came off stage, but the award for the worst outfit has to go to Nelly Furtado, who looked quite whiteful