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.

Japan, China PMs meet in Milan despite shrine visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Milan on Friday, reports said, despite a mass visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.

China says concerned about Japan shrine actions

Beijing on Friday strongly condemned a visit by more than 100 Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo, saying the move would ratchet up tensions between the Asian giants.

Japan PM Abe sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Tokyo`s controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Friday, a move that might complicate his push for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to improve frayed ties between the world`s second- and third-biggest economies.

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.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe sends support message to war criminals service

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a message to a memorial service dedicated to World War II war criminals, organisers said Wednesday, in a move that could prompt anger from Asian neighbours.

China `firmly opposes` Japan Yasukuni tributes: Govt

China is "firmly opposed" to the Japanese government`s "wrongful attitude towards historical issues", the foreign ministry said on Friday after two cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an "offering".

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.

China protests Japanese minister`s visit to Yasukuni shrine

China today 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

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.

China protests Japanese minister`s visit to Yasukuni shrine

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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.