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Yasukuni Shrine

Why the Neighboring Countries Were Outraged by Abe's Yasukuni Visit

Sun Guoxiang | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Sun Guoxiang

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe blatantly paid homage to the Yasukuni Shrine on December 26th, 2013, which has drawn strong protests and condemnations from China, the ROK and other Asian nations. Here I would like to explain why his visit would spark such an outrage from the international community.

Japan's Resurgent Nationalism

John Feffer | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Just in case anyone was in doubt of his intentions, Shinzo Abe made a high-profile visit to Yasukuni Shrine in December, the first time for a Japanese prime minister in seven years. The real reason for Abe's visit, which elicited predictable outrage from Korea and China, was that he felt that he could get away with it.

In Defense of Shinto Abe

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Peter Navarro

If China wants a remilitarized, nuclear-capable, and reinvigorated samurai Japan on its flanks, it should keep doing exactly what it is doing.

Japan PM Visits Controversial War Shrine

AP | KEN MORITSUGU | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects at a shrine honoring Japan's war dead in an unexpected visit Thursday that drew sharp rebuk...

Japan's War Shrine Offering Angers China

Nytimes.com | By EDWARD WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Chinese government denounced Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Thursday for making an offering earlier this week to a Japanese war shrine in Tok...