Oct 19, 2015

Abe's Yasukuni offering 'made privately,' Suga says

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine in a private capacity and that the government is not in a position to comment on his action. Abe on Saturday sent a masakaki ceremonial ...

/ Oct 18, 2015

China, South Korea slap Cabinet members' Yasukuni visits

China’s official media on Sunday criticized visits by two Cabinet members earlier in the day to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, saying the moves will heighten tensions in the region. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, meanwhile, reported that the international community, including South Korea ...