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YASUKUNI SHRINE

The Defense Ministry has punished senior GSDF officials over the use of an official vehicle to visit Tokyo's war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, but said that since the trip was a private one and "based on their free will," it was not subject to any penalty.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 27, 2024
GSDF vice chief punished for using official car for Yasukuni visit
The ministry, however, said that the visit itself to the shrine was a private one and "based on their free will," and thus not subject to any penalty.
Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward
JAPAN
Jan 12, 2024
Vice GSDF chief visited Yasukuni Shrine with subordinates
The ministry is investigating the details as the visit may be a violation of an administrative vice minister directive issued in 1974.
Economic security minister Sanae Takaichi speaks to reporters at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 17, 2023
Kishida sends offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Kishida sent an offering on the first day of the biannual rite, but is likely to refrain from an in-person visit.
Economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks to reporters at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 16, 2023
Japan economy minister visits war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
After offering prayers, Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters he made a ritual offering, paid for out of his own pocket.
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attend a memorial service marking the 78th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 15, 2023
Japan marks 78th anniversary of the end of World War II
Members of bereaved families from 10 prefectures were unable to participate in the ceremony due to Typhoon Lan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2023
Kishida sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Yasukuni Shrine is a source of diplomatic friction with China and South Korea which regard it as a symbol of Japan"s past militarism.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2022
Group of 90 Japanese lawmakers visit war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Past visits to the shrine by Japanese prime ministers and lawmakers have drawn criticism from China and South Korea, where memories of Japan's wartime actions run deep.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2022
Kishida sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Kishida sent an offering for the Shinto shrine's autumn festival, but he is expected to refrain from paying a visit, people close to him said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 17, 2022
Lay Japan’s war debates to rest along with Abe
Commemorating the end of World War II can be a sensitive moment in Japan. How to honor the slain prime minister is now another one.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 15, 2022
Two Cabinet members visit Japan's war-linked Yasukuni shrine
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida did not attend but instead sent a ritual offering to the shrine, which is seen by Asian neighbors as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 13, 2022
Newly appointed industry minister visits Tokyo's war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Yasutoshi Nishimura is the first minister known to have visited the shrine since the Kishida administration was launched October last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 22, 2022
Group of over 100 lawmakers visit Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine
Hidehisa Otsuji of the ruling LDP and head of the group said that they "prayed for world peace that is on the precipice" amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 21, 2022
Kishida sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
The prime minister is expected to refrain from paying a visit during the controversial Tokyo shrine's spring festival.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2021
Japan lawmakers make first group visit to Yasukuni Shrine in two years
A cross-party group of about 100 politicians descended on the shrine, which is regarded by its Asian neighbors as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2021
LDP policy chief Sanae Takaichi visits war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Her visit comes after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Sunday sent a ritual offering to the shrine, prompting South Korea to express "deep disappointment and regret."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 17, 2021
Kishida sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine as Suga visits
Kishida, who became prime minister Oct. 4, does not plan to visit the shrine during the two-day autumn festival that runs through Monday, according to people close to him.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2021
Three PM hopefuls call for Japan to continue with nuclear fuel recycle program
Taro Kono, the only contender who has pushed for phasing out nuclear power, went against his leadership rivals and said Japan should pivot away from fuel recycling "as soon as possible."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2021
Suga sends offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
The prime minister does not plan to visit the shrine during a two-day spring festival through Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2020
Abe visits war-related Yasukuni Shrine for second straight month
Abe last visited the shrine on Sept. 19, three days after leaving office.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 30, 2020
North Korea criticizes Abe's visit to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Abe, regarded by neighboring countries as a hawkish conservative, said in a Twitter post three days after his resignation that he visited the shrine.

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