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China protests Japanese minister`s visit to Yasukuni shrine

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 21:48

China Saturday protested against a Japanese minister`s visit to a controversial World War II shrine in Tokyo which is viewed here as a symbol of Japan`s colonial history.

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 Abe says won`t alter 1993 apology on "comfort women"

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 08:36

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that his government would not revise a landmark 1993 apology to women, many Korean, forced to serve in wartime military brothels.

Aides give Japan`s Abe a headache on history, US alliance

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:14

Remarks by aides to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about U.S.-Japan ties and the wartime past are giving the Japanese leader a political headache as he seeks to soothe strains with key ally Washington amid rising regional tensions.

China steps up Abe attacks

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 02:30

China returned to the offensive over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s visit to a contested war shrine warning the UN Security Council that such acts threaten peace.

Japan`s Prime Minister must repent shrine visit: China

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 20:03

China`s State Councillor Yang Jiechi said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s visit to the Yasukuni shrine was a mistake that must be corrected.

Pakistan cautious on Japanese PM`s shrine visit

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 12:53

Pakistan Friday was cautious in reaction to the Japanese Prime Minister`s controversial visit to the World War II related Yasukuni shrine, which drew strong opposition from neighbouring countries, a foreign ministry statement showed.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe comes under Chinese fire over homage to "devils"

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 11:00

Chinese newspapers blasted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, describing his visit to Yasukuni Shrine as "paying homage to devils" and warning that China has the ability to crush "provocative militarism".

US `disappointed` as Japan PM Abe visits war shrine; China, S Korea angry

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 09:26

In a move bound to invoke the indignation of its Asian neighbours China and South Korea, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visited the controversial Yasukuni war shrine.

Japan PM Abe to visit Yasukuni Shrine for war dead

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 07:38

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Tokyo`s Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, a spokesman for the prime minister`s office said, in a move likely to anger Asian neighbour China and South Korea.

Japanese Cabinet minister Shindo visits shrine to war dead

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 08:18

Japanese Internal Affairs Minister Yoshitaka Shindo visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, a move likely to anger Asian victims of Japan`s past aggression.

Japan visits to war shrine likely to anger Asian neighbours

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 11:58

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine for war dead on Thursday - the anniversary of Japan`s defeat in World War Two.