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2006-08-13 23:46:20

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Speculation swirled that Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi would visit a shrine for war dead seen by many in Asia as a symbol of Japan's past militarism on Tuesday, the anniversary of Tokyo's World War Two surrender.

2006-08-08 22:08:24

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told reporters on Wednesday that he thought should keep his pledge to visit Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on the August 15 anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, Kyodo news agency reported.

2006-08-08 06:16:58

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi indicated on Tuesday he would visit Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine next week to mark the anniversary of Japan's surrender after World War Two in 1945.

2006-08-07 03:42:02

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - China urged Japan on Monday to stop visits by its leaders to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, as speculation grew that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi would make a pilgrimage next week on the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender.

2006-07-29 20:32:33

By Linda Sieg BEIJING (Reuters) - When Jia Xiaopeng was born, the Sino-Japanese war had been over for nearly 40 years. Still, the Chinese youth thinks it's too soon for painful memories of Japan's 1937-1945 invasion and occupation of parts of his homeland to fade.

2006-07-07 00:15:00

By Linda Sieg BEIJING (Reuters) - Zhang Jingru stands quietly before the photo exhibit: Chinese victims of Japan's germ warfare experiments, emaciated slave laborers, corpses of children killed during a Sino-Japanese war begun 69 years ago on Friday.

2006-07-04 19:46:48

By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan summoned South Korea's ambassador on Wednesday to demand that Seoul halt a survey of disputed waters that began earlier in the day. Tokyo also said it may conduct its own research in the area.

2006-07-04 18:58:21

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Wednesday urged South Korea to immediately halt a survey of disputed waters between the two countries, hours after South Korean ships arrived in the area. Tokyo also said it may conduct its own survey.

2006-06-26 19:26:38

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi makes his final visit to the United States this week, capping five years in which Tokyo boosted ties with Washington but sowed discord with Japan's neighbors.

2006-06-22 07:28:15

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan would study the situation before deciding what steps it would take against U.S. beef imports if it again discovers a violation of a safeguards, Japan's farm minister said on Thursday.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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