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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.

China envoy compares Japanese militarism to Voldemort

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 16:58

China`s ambassador to Britain has invoked Lord Voldemort, the villain of JK Rowling`s Harry Potter series, in a diplomatic standoff between Beijing and Tokyo over the Japanese prime minister`s visit to a controversial war shrine.

China slams Japanese minister for shrine visit

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 19:26

The Chinese foreign ministry Wednesday strongly criticised Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Yoshitaka Shindo for his Yasukuni Shrine visit.

Japanese minister visits war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 13:17

Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Yoshitaka Shindo Wednesday visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine amid strong opposition against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s visit there Dec 26, a media report said.

Japan PM `shuts door` on talks with war shrine visit: China

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 15:35

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a daily news briefing that "Abe has himself shut the door on talks with Chinese leaders".