Oct 15, 2015

Abe to skip Yasukuni Shrine during autumn festival: sources

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine during its upcoming autumn festival, apparently fearing that doing so could derail efforts to hold bilateral summit talks with China and South Korea, sources said Wednesday. During the four-day festival starting Saturday, Abe ...

Akie Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine

Aug 19, 2015

Akie Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine

First lady Akie Abe said Tuesday that she visited Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo earlier in the day. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife wrote on her Facebook page that she “felt different” during her latest visit to the Shinto shrine because it came three days ...

Yasukuni Shrine bans street stalls during July festival

Jul 1, 2015

Yasukuni Shrine bans street stalls during July festival

Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo has announced that it will not allow outdoor stalls to be set up at its festival scheduled for later in July, due to complaints from neighbors over noise and trash. It’s the first time the shrine has banned street stalls ...