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 ...