• Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00
    Yasukuni Shrine tributes not conducive to bettering ties
    By choosing to send his customary donation to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proved that old habits die hard.
    opinion
  • Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:15
    Japan PM Abe sends offering to war shrine
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine Saturday but has no plans to visit it to avoid tensions ahead of a three-way meeting with China and South Korea, officials and local media said.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:43
    Explosion hits controversial Tokyo war shrine, no injuries
    TOKYO - A suspected explosive device damaged a bathroom at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine on Monday, but no one at the controversial war memorial was hurt, officials and news reports said.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:00
    Why visits to the Yasukuni Shrine are unacceptable
    Thanks to foreigners' poor knowledge of what Yasukuni Shrine actually represents, the Japanese government has become used to defending the practice of paying homage to the war dead at the site, which among others honors 14 Class-A war criminals of World W
    opinion
  • Tue, 12 May 2015 01:00
    Exorcising a misconception regarding Yasukuni Shrine
    Re: "Japan's WW2 crimes glossed over", Letters, May 10.
    your say
  • Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00
    Yasukuni Shrine and Abe's psyche
    A stroll inside the controversial Yasukuni Jinja (Shrine) provides a window to understand the psyche of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At the huge shrine compound, there is a wooden board with messages from those who died in various battles under the Japanese
    opinion
  • Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00
    Japan PM defends shrine visit, says no intention to offend
    DAVOS, Switzerland - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday defended his controversial visit to the Yasukuni shrine as "natural" but said he had no intention of hurting the feelings of Chinese or Koreans.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:00
    Abe's visit also tested US ties
    The Japanese PM's visit to Yasukuni Shrine may have displeased the US but it's unlikely to change the terms of their alliance.
    opinion
  • Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00
    Abe's shrine visit highlights Asean security concerns
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to the Yasukuni Shrine sent mixed signals to the region. Up in the north, it immediately deepened mistrust and increased the tension in Japan's relations with China and South Korea. The two countries, me
    opinion
  • Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:00
    For better regional relations in future, Japan must confront its past
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a sudden visit to the Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday, in defiance of the wishes of the South Korea's government and at the risk of further worsening bilateral relations. His visit to Yasukuni, where convicted Class A
    opinion
  • Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:00
    Tokyo still turning a blind eye to its ugly history
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a clear statement by having his ritual gift, with his name and the title of his Liberal Democratic Party, sent to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday.
    opinion
  • Sat, 17 Aug 2013 00:00
    War shrine an open invitation to extremists
    Dawn broke, shortly after 5am, over a political heart of darkness. The sun's rays cast an unflattering light on the shadow world of Japanese militarism in its pomp and glory at the Yasukuni Shrine. The banners, illegally displayed, celebrated past conques
    opinion
  • Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00
    No need to fear a return of Japanese militarism
    South Korea and China blasted Japan last week for the visits by Japanese parliamentarians to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, where close to 2.5 million men, women and children who died in the name of Japanese emperors from 1867 to the end of World War II are ho
    opinion
  • Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00
    No need to fear Japan's military
    South Korea and China blasted Japan last week for visits by Japanese parliamentarians to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, where close to 2.5 million men, women and children who died in the name of Japanese emperors from 1867 to the end of the Second World War are
    opinion
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