Official visits to Japan’s Yasukuni Shrine, where convicted war criminals are enshrined...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 18, 2005
From The Bangkok Post: China has cancelled a planned visit by Japan’s foreign minister amid the “serious situation” in bilateral ties, Beijing said Tuesday following Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s latest visit to a controversial war shrine. “Because China-Japan relations are in a serious situation, we are not in a position to receive this visit,” […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 19, 2005
From AP, via The Washington Post: Inflaming already tense relations with China, Japanese lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to visit a shrine that critics say glorifies their country’s militarist past, and a Tokyo court ruled against Chinese victims of Japanese wartime atrocities. Such developments would ordinarily infuriate the Chinese, but in the current atmosphere they […]
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