Japanese PM Abe makes ritual offering at Yasukuni shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering on Tuesday to a controversial Tokyo shrine for war dead, a senior spokesman said, a day before he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a leaders` summit in Jakarta.

Shinzo Abe`s Yasukuni shrine visit raises risk of conflict, analysts say

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s inflammatory visit to a Tokyo war shrine demonstrates his determination to drag pacifist Japan to the right and nudges Northeast Asia a significant step closer to conflict, analysts say.