Sep 2, 2014

War criminals don't deserve praise

Reports that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed sympathy for Japan's World War II war criminals during a memorial service for them in April will only deepen the perception that Abe is a revisionist when it comes to Japan's wartime behavior.

U.S. military told troops not to visit Yasukuni Shrine

Aug 17, 2014

U.S. military told troops not to visit Yasukuni Shrine

U.S. military leaders in Japan advised against a planned visit by some of their troops to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in early April, before President Barack Obama’s visit to Tokyo, apparently out of consideration to South Korea and China, an American military source said Saturday. ...

Aug 15, 2014

Abe's shrine offering riles China, South Korea

China said Friday it “resolutely opposed” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s monetary donation to war-related Yasukuni Shrine on Friday, the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. “We again urge the Japanese side to seriously take a responsible attitude” and “take practical action ...