Apr 28, 2016

LDP policy head Inada visits Yasukuni Shrine

Tomomi Inada, head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Research Council, visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Thursday, the anniversary of the restoration of sovereignty after World War II. Japan regained its sovereignty on April 28, 1952, the day the San ...

Cherry trees in full bloom in Tokyo, elsewhere across Japan

Mar 31, 2016

Cherry trees in full bloom in Tokyo, elsewhere across Japan

Cherry trees reached full bloom in central Tokyo on Thursday, three days earlier than usual amid warm weather, and two days later than last year, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. About 80 percent of buds on the Somei-Yoshino variety of cherry tree at Yasukuni ...

Dec 29, 2015

Abe's wife visits Yasukuni Shrine

First lady Akie Abe posted a Facebook update on Monday, the same day Japan and South Korea struck a landmark deal to resolve the “comfort women” issue, that she visited Yasukuni Shrine, presumably in the last couple of days. Noting that this year marks ...