National / Politics Apr 22, 2014

South Korea, China hit Diet members' visit to Yasukuni Shrine

South Korea and China on Tuesday criticized a visit by nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, saying it represents the country's lack of remorse for wartime atrocities. The group visit by both ruling and opposition party lawmakers followed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ...

National / Crime & Legal Apr 21, 2014

More activists sue over Abe's shrine visit

Hundreds of activists filed a lawsuit Monday with the Tokyo District Court against the government and war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, claiming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit there last December was unconstitutional. The 273 people in the group, which includes relatives of the war dead, experts on ...

After Abe Yasukuni jaunt, all eyes on Xi

National / Politics | ANALYSIS Dec 28, 2013

After Abe Yasukuni jaunt, all eyes on Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping's reaction to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Yasukuni Shrine will determine whether Asia's top two economies come closer to a hostile incident. Xi's options after Abe's appearance Thursday at Yasukuni — the first by a sitting prime minister since 2006 ...

Scholar finds archive details of '48 war criminal hangings

National Jun 12, 2013

Scholar finds archive details of '48 war criminal hangings

An academic has found a copy of an official U.S. military document detailing the procedures to be followed at the 1948 execution of seven Japanese convicted as Class-A war criminals by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. The original four-page document, titled "Execution ...