Showing posts with label Yasukuni Shrine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yasukuni Shrine. Show all posts

Friday, December 30, 2016

Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada's visit to Yasukuni Shrine 'ironic'

Beijing has denounced as "greatly ironic" the Japanese defense chief's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, which came shortly after she returned from accompanying Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his visit to Pearl Harbor.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Japan PM sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Monday to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo during the war-linked shrine's annual autumn festival, regardless of the feelings of the peoples of Japan's Asian neighbors.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Japanese defense minister not to visit Yasukuni Shrine on Aug.15 anniversary

Japan's newly appointed Defense Minister Tomomi Inada will visit Djibouti in Africa on a four-day trip from Saturday, which will prevent her from visiting the notorious Yasukuni Shrine on the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II on Aug.15, the defense ministry said on Friday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Japon: une femme nationaliste devient ministre de la Défense. Tomomi Inada est de ceux qui visitent régulièrement le sanctuaire Yasukuni

Le Premier ministre japonais Shinzo Abe, conforté dans sa position par les récentes élections sénatoriales, a remanié mercredi son gouvernement, gardant une partie de ses hommes-clefs mais remplaçant son ministre de l'Industrie et installant une femme nationaliste à la Défense, un fait exceptionnel.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Japanese PM makes offering to war-linked shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an offering on Thursday to a symbol of past Japanese military expansionism, Yasukuni Shrine, despite neighbors China and South Korea's call to stop such provocative move.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Abe sends ritual offering to notorious Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday morning sent a ritual offering to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine in central Tokyo on the 70th anniversary of Japan' s unconditional surrender in World War II.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

China urges Japan to honor commitment as three ministers visited shrine

China urged Japan to honor its commitment to recognize its national history after three Japanese cabinet ministers visited the notorious Yasukuni Shrine one day after talks between President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japanese minister visits shrine despite neighbors' concern

A minister of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet visited the war criminal-honored Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday, one day after Chinese President Xi Jinping told Abe that history issue is a major matter of principle concerning political basis of bilateral ties.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Saturday, October 18, 2014

China ships in disputed waters after Japan shrine visits. (Yasukuni Shrine - Senkaku/Diaoyu issue)

Chinese coastguard ships entered waters off disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday (Oct 18), the Japan coastguard said, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending an offering to a controversial war shrine.

Three Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters that extend 12 nautical miles around one of the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus, shortly after 10am (9am, Singapore time), the Japanese coastguard said. Relations between Japan and China have been in deep freeze for two years over the ownership of the islands and what Beijing views as Japan's rewriting of history - especially concerning World War II.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Abe's sugarcoating rhetoric at Shangri-La Dialogue disguises militaristic ambition

Although right-leaning Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe managed to deliver a seemingly "politically correct" keynote speech at the annual Asia Security Summit in Singapore on Friday, his awkward rhetoric betrayed his puzzled mind on regional issues.

Overloaded with abundant pleasant words and made-up concepts, such as "proactive contribution to peace" and "proactive pacifism, " as well as new slogans enthusiastically promoted by Abe, the speech was in fact intended to sugarcoat the right-leaning Japan's militaristic agenda.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

U.S. newspapers warn against Abe's visit to war shrine...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Major U.S. newspapers on Friday published editorials on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to a controversial war shrine, warning against risky nationalism and military adventures behind the move.

A New York Times editorial noted that it had been seven years since a sitting Japanese prime minister visited the Yasukuni Shrine, "a recognition at the highest levels that the site is symbolically repugnant to China and South Korea and that such a visit is detrimental to relations with them."

Thursday, August 15, 2013

«Προσεκτική» επέτειος της παράδοσης της Ιαπωνίας

Την 68η επέτειο από την παράδοσή της κατά τον 'Β Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο τιμά σήμερα η Ιαπωνία σε μία περίοδο έντασης με τις γειτονικές της χώρες. 
 Ο πρωθυπουργός Σίνζο Άμπε αποφάσισε να μην επισκεφθεί το μαυσωλείο Γιασουκούνι -στη μνήμη των 2,5 εκατομμυρίων νεκρών του πολέμου- εξαιτίας της ανησυχίας ότι πιθανή επίσκεψή του θα προκαλούσε περαιτέρω ένταση στις σχέσεις της Ιαπωνίας με τις γειτονικές της χώρες, κυρίως την Κίνα και τη Νότια Κορέα. Μεταξύ άλλων και οι ΗΠΑ έχουν εκφράσει ανησυχία για τις εθνικιστικές απόψεις του Άμπε και ορισμένων μελών του υπουργικού του συμβουλίου. 

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