/ Oct 18, 2013

China summons Japan's ambassador over Yasukuni visits

The Chinese government summoned Japan’s ambassador Friday to issue a protest after a minister in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet and about 160 lawmakers visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin summoned Japanese Ambassador Masato Kitera to express “strong ...

/ Oct 18, 2013

Cabinet pair join 160 lawmakers at Yasukuni

Two members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet visited Yasukuni Shrine on Friday along with about 160 other lawmakers in a move likely to rile China and South Korea. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Yoshitaka Shindo insisted he went to the Shinto shrine in ...