Nationalism not on the rise: Abe's brother

Mar 21, 2014

Nationalism not on the rise: Abe's brother

Nationalism is “absolutely not” on the rise and Japan remains committed to peace almost 70 years after its defeat in World War II, said Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi, the younger brother of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe’s December visit to Yasukuni Shrine, which ...

Feb 13, 2014

Obama to shore up ties with Asia trip

U.S. President Barack Obama will make a trip to Asia, including Japan and South Korea, in late April in a bid to promote his administration’s commitment to the region, the White House said Wednesday. Obama’s trip to Japan, during which he will meet with ...

Yasukuni: It's open to interpretation

| Feb 3, 2014

Yasukuni: It's open to interpretation

by Ayako Mie

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine in December stirred outrage at home and abroad because he was perceived as promoting his revisionist views on wartime history and violating the constitutional separation of state and religion.