Oct 19, 2015

Abe's Yasukuni offering 'made privately,' Suga says

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine in a private capacity and that the government is not in a position to comment on his action. Abe on Saturday sent a masakaki ceremonial ...

Oct 18, 2015

China, South Korea slap Cabinet members' Yasukuni visits

China’s official media on Sunday criticized visits by two Cabinet members earlier in the day to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, saying the moves will heighten tensions in the region. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, meanwhile, reported that the international community, including South Korea ...