Dozens of Japanese members of parliament visited the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday to mark an autumn …
Yasukuni Jinja in Tokyo is a Shinto shrine whose name means “peaceful country ... Yasukuni would be just a minor but controversial footnote in Japanese culture were it not for the political pilgrims. For Abe, the new prime minister, it is a …
Just a couple days after he made that statement at Pearl Harbor, his new defense minister visited a controversial shrine that honors ... made her first visit as defense minister to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Thursday. Leaders of China …
A visit to the Yasukuni Shrine ... against civilians in South Korea and China. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was not among the politicians who visited the controversial site. However, he did send an offering to the shrine for the third …
Visits to Yasukuni by senior Japanese politicians routinely draw an angry reaction from Beijing and Seoul. More controversial than the shrine itself is an accompanying museum that depicts Japan as a liberator of Asia and a victim …
TOKYO — The controversial Japanese war memorial that casts such ... Calls are mounting here for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to abandon his annual visits to Yasukuni Shrine, the privately funded Shinto memorial that honors …
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, whose new conservative party is challenging Japan's ruling bloc in an Oct. 22 election, said on Friday she would not visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead if she ever became prime minister. Ms. …
TOKYO - Japan's defense minister visited a controversial shrine to Japan's war dead on Thursday ... a smiling Tomomi Inada in a black jacket and skirt arriving at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, which honors Japanese who lost their lives in the …
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TBS TV news said police suspect foul play, and batteries and wirings that may be part of an explosive device were found. Japanese media are reporting an explosion on Monday in a public restroom at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, which honors …
Inada makes first Yasukuni ... shrine visit "deplorable" China, South Korea see shrine as symbol of militarism Abe's Pearl Harbor trip follows Obama's Hiroshima visit (Adds China foreign ministry comment) Japan's defense minister …