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 ...

Two of Abe's new picks deny neo-Nazi links

Sep 8, 2014

Two of Abe's new picks deny neo-Nazi links

Two newly promoted politicians moved Monday to distance themselves from allegations of extremism after pictures emerged of them posing alongside the leader of a neo-Nazi party. Internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi and Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Tomomi Inada can be seen in separate ...

Aug 6, 2013

China voices opposition to Cabinet minister visits to Yasukuni

The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed opposition Tuesday to possible visits by members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet to Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15, the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. “China will never accept it,” the ministry said in a statement, ...