Japan`s Abe should avoid Yasukuni shrine: ICG

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should stay away from a controversial Tokyo war shrine, an international think tank said Thursday, as it offered ideas on defusing mounting Sino-Japanese tensions.

Japan lawmakers in mass visit to Yasukuni war shrine ahead of Obama trip

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`s Shinzo Abe faces wartime history at Anne Frank house

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

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 slams Japanese minister for shrine visit

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

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

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

China summons Japanese ambassador over shrine visit

China summoned Japan`s ambassador on Thursday to lodge a strong complaint after two Japanese cabinet ministers publicly paid their respects at a controversial Tokyo shrine for war dead, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

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.

Japanese ministers` war shrine visit infuriates South Korea

Japan`s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and Keiji Furuya, the chief of the National Public Safety Commission, separately visited the Yasukuni shrine Sunday.

Japan PM visits shrine in apparent rightist appeal

Japan`s prime minister has visited Tokyo`s main Shinto shrine, which has strong imperial connections, in an apparent attempt to appeal to his right-wing supporters.