Yasukuni Shrine

China Says Japan Must Face History After Yasukuni Visits

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe offered his country’s “maximum support” to China following a 6.6Mw earthquake in Sichuan on Saturday that killed at least 186 people and injured over 11,000. Beijing replied...

New York Times: China Can’t Have It Both Ways

The New York Times published an editorial criticizing China’s reactions to Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s recent offering at the Yasukuni Shrine and to a potential meeting between President Obama and the Dalai...

Hundreds Flock To See ‘Yasukuni’

From The Japan Times: A Tokyo movie theater on Saturday became the first in the nation to screen the controversial documentary “Yasukuni,” drawing hundreds of viewers throughout the day despite drizzling rain. People...

Japanese Lawmakers Visit Controversial Tokyo War Shrine

One hundred sixty lawmakers in Japan prayed in Yasukuni Shrine, which is considered to be a hypersensitive location in Sino-Japan relations. Japan’s Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda was not among the visitors. Thus, the bottom...

The Father of Taiwanese Identity – Hugo Restall

From Far Eastern Economic Review: There are no paparazzi visible on the hillside above Lee Teng-hui‘s home in the Shihlin suburb of Taipei, but his aide points out where they stake out the house with their long lenses. While the former president is officially retired”two golf bags stand ready by the carport”he remains a political […]



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