Dec 30, 2016

Inada's visit to war-linked shrine draws U.S. criticism

U.S. officials have reacted negatively to Defense Minister Tomomi Inada's visit Thursday to a controversial war-linked shrine just after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor with U.S. President Barack Obama. "We continue to emphasize the importance of approaching historical legacy issues in a ...

Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine

/ Oct 17, 2016

Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Monday to Yasukuni Shrine, a source of perennial diplomatic friction with China and South Korea. Abe made the masakaki tree offering under the name of the prime minister, the war-linked shrine in Tokyo said. Abe is likely to ...