Raking up the past

Raking up the past
Topshotsa Shinto priest (R) leads Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) as he visits the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo

TOKYO - Mr Shinzo Abe (centre) became the first sitting Japanese prime minister to visit Yasukuni Shrine since 2006, in a move that drew sharp rebukes from both China and South Korea.

Visits by Japanese politicians to the shrine, which honours Japan's war dead, have long been a point of friction, because of Japan's brutal aggression during World War II.

Mr Abe, whose grandfather served as a minister in Japan's war-time Cabinet, described his visit as a pledge against war.

 


Get MyPaper for more stories.

More about

Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDINSIDER

SPONSORED

Most Read

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.