Dec 30, 2016

Inada's visit to war-linked shrine draws U.S. criticism

U.S. officials have reacted negatively to Defense Minister Tomomi Inada’s visit Thursday to a controversial war-linked shrine just after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama. “We continue to emphasize the importance of approaching historical legacy issues in ...

Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine

Oct 17, 2016

Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Monday to Yasukuni Shrine, a source of perennial diplomatic friction with China and South Korea. Abe made the masakaki tree offering under the name of the prime minister, the war-linked shrine in Tokyo said. Abe is ...