National Apr 12, 2014

Yasukuni frequent flyer Shindo enrages China, South Korea

Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Yoshitaka Shindo paid his latest visit to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, but described it as "a private matter." The visit immediately draw protests from China, South Korea and Taiwan later in the day. "I did it as a ...

National / Politics Oct 21, 2013

Abe weighing big picture on Yasukuni trip

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will decide "from a broad perspective" whether to visit war-linked Yasukuni Shrine by the end of the year, the government's top spokesman said Monday. "The prime minister himself will decide from a broad perspective. That says it all," Chief Cabinet Secretary ...