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 ...

Oct 15, 2015

Abe to skip Yasukuni Shrine during autumn festival: sources

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine during its upcoming autumn festival, apparently fearing that doing so could derail efforts to hold bilateral summit talks with China and South Korea, sources said Wednesday. During the four-day festival starting Saturday, Abe ...

Akie Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine

Aug 19, 2015

Akie Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine

First lady Akie Abe said Tuesday that she visited Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo earlier in the day. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife wrote on her Facebook page that she “felt different” during her latest visit to the Shinto shrine because it came three days ...