Japanese PM sends offerings to controversial war shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings today to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to Asia and the United States.

China angry over Japan lawmakers' shrine visits

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to a controversial war shrine on Friday as 100 lawmakers paid their respects there, in a move Beijing said ratcheted up regional tensions.

Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

More than 100 Japanese lawmakers visited a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.

South Korea slams Japan war shrine visits

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

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.

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

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 minister visits controversial war shrine

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

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.

China envoy compares Japanese militarism to Voldemort

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.

Japanese minister visits controversial war shrine

A cabinet minister was among scores of Japanese parliamentarians who paid tribute at a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Friday, in a move likely to anger China and South Korea.

Japan visits to war shrine likely to anger Asian neighbours

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.

South Korea slams Japanese war shrine visits

South Korea on Tuesday condemned a visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine, saying Tokyo should "think hard" about its impact on countries that suffered wartime occupation.

Tokyo war shrine hit by arson: Official

The Yasukuni shrine is a Shinto sanctuary dedicated to
2.5 million Japanese killed in wars.

Japan PM and ministers avoid war shrine amid China row

Japanese Cabinet ministers steered clear of a controversial Tokyo war shrine on Tuesday.