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South Korea slams Japan war shrine visits

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 12:27

South Korea denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for offering donations to a controversial war shrine that Seoul sees as a symbol of Tokyo`s militarist past.

Japanese Cabinet ministers visit controversial war shrine

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 09:13

Two Japanese Cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with neighbours China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Tokyo`s militarist past.

Japanese cabinet ministers visit controversial war shrine

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 08:30

Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Friday in a move likely to anger China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan`s militarist past.

Japan`s Abe should avoid Yasukuni shrine: ICG

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:51

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should stay away from a controversial Tokyo war shrine, an international think tank said Thursday, as it offered ideas on defusing mounting Sino-Japanese tensions.

Justin Bieber apologises for posting Tokyo war shrine photo

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 08:14

Singer Justin Bieber has apologised to fans for having his picture taken at a controversial shrine in Japan.

I thought it as beautiful site and just a place of prayer: Justin Bieber, seeks apology over Japan war shrine trip

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 22:57

Canadian pop musician Justin Bieber apologised today to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.

Japan lawmakers in mass visit to Yasukuni war shrine ahead of Obama trip

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:27

In a move that is expected to send tizzy among Japan`s regional neighbours, Japanese lawmakers numbering 150, on Tuesday paid a visit to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine just a day before US President Barack Obama is to arrive in Tokyo.

Japan PM makes offering to war shrine, but skips visit

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 09:52

Japan`s Shinzo Abe offered a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, but reportedly plans to stay away during the spring festival, in an apparent compromise between not angering Asian neighbours and playing to his nationalist base.

Japan minister visits controversial war shrine

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 09:18

A Japanese state minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo today in a move likely to anger China and South Korea which see it as a symbol of Japan`s militarist past.

Japan minister visits controversial war shrine: Reports

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 13:46

A Japanese Cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move likely to cause anger in China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan`s past militarism.

Japan`s Shinzo Abe faces wartime history at Anne Frank house

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 09:48

At a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday that nations must face the facts of history.

Harry Potter wizard Lord Voldemort invoked again as Japan hits back at China

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 16:56

The diplomatic bickering between Japan and China descended into name-calling in the British press Monday, with ambassadorial claim and counter-claim invoking the fictional evil wizard of the Harry Potter series, Lord Voldemort.