Home > News > World
Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 1:06:15 PM
Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 1:07:38 PM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that he will continue to explain his visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead to gain understanding from neighbouring Asian countries.
Last December Abe visited Yasukuni Shrine, which is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, sparking anger from China and South Korea.
China and South Korea have repeatedly expressed anger in the past over Japanese politicians' visits to the shrine, where Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal are honoured along with war dead.
Abe made the remarks at a joint news conference after a summit meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Dominic Lau)
Pope in Africa calls city slums 'wounds' inflicted by inequality
Khodorkovsky says Putin is leading Russia towards stagnation, collapse
Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey over jet
Allegations of plot against Thai government unfounded - opposition
Chinese rights activist jailed for six years
Eight experiences you can’t miss when in Australia
Mexico’s rich, fiery flavours come to life for diners in the capital
Amazon getting ready to bundle other video services with Prime
Air Asia free seat promotion begins today
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)