Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing summoned Japanese Ambassador Yuji Miyamoto to the ministry and lodged a formal protest.
Koizumi ignored the concerns of the international community, especially Japan’s Asian neighbors, and obstinately visited the shrine, an action China severely condemns, Li told Miyamoto at the outset of the meeting that was open to the media.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.