Foreign visitors to Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine got more than they bargained for Thursday, when they unexpectedly found themselves in a front-row seat to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic visit. Just before noon, the …
Koizumi pays his respects to the Yasukuni Shrine every year, eliciting anger in China and South Korea, and says he will continue to do so even though the late Emperor Hirohito, greatly revered in Japan, apparently believed such visits were …
Tokyo, Oct 19 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aide, who also serves as an upper house member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine here on Wednesday. Seiichi Eto's visit is …
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday sent a cash donation to a controversial war shrine as the country marked the anniversary of its defeat in World War II. Yasukuni Shrine honours about 2.5 million dead, mostly …
TOKYO - Dozens of Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday made a pilgrimage to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which neighbours China and South Korea see as a symbol of Tokyo's militaristic past. There were no senior ministers among …
A police officer gestures beside a firefighter near the site of explosion at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine on 23 November Getty Images An explosive device is said to have caused a blast at Japan's controversial war memorial, the Yasukuni
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s defence minister visited a controversial shrine to Japan’s war dead ... Tomomi Inada in a black jacket and skirt arriving at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, which honours Japanese who lost their lives in the …
This vicious cycle doesn’t seem likely to end soon, especially when the current …
This article was first published on April 20, 2014, and was updated on Oct 18, 2016. Dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial war shrine on Tuesday (Oct 18), in an annual pilgrimage that drew an angry response from Seoul …
Following Emperor Meiji’s visit the shrine was renamed as the Yasukuni shrine in 1879, which translated to ‘preserving peace of the nation’. Today this Shinto shrine in Tokyo honours and worships 2,466,000 deities. According to the …