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2005-10-16 23:58:33

By Linda Sieg and George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid homage on Monday at a Tokyo shrine for war dead that is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's militaristic past, drawing swift and angry protests from China and South Korea.

2005-10-16 20:50:51

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid homage on Monday at a shrine for war dead seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, a step certain to outrage Asian neighbors China and South Korea.

2005-10-16 20:14:56

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - In a step sure to outrage China and South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was to pay homage on Monday at a shrine for war dead seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

2005-10-16 17:42:42

TOKYO (Reuters) - In a step sure to outrage China and South Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was to pay homage on Monday at a shrine for war dead seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, Japan's private Jiji news agency reported.

2005-09-29 03:59:34

TOKYO (Reuters) - A lawsuit claiming compensation from Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi for distress caused by his visits to a war shrine was dismissed by a Tokyo court on Thursday.

2005-09-14 22:07:16

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's huge election victory could provide a golden opportunity to mend fences with China and South Korea rather than being an impediment to better ties, analysts say.

2005-09-03 00:05:01

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China marked the 60th anniversary of Japan's World War Two defeat on Saturday with a reassurance that it was committed to peace, but warned self-ruled Taiwan -- which Beijing claims as its own -- against declaring statehood.

2005-08-30 04:02:32

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China marks the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two with receptions, speeches and commemorations this week, but said on Tuesday it was not trying to whip up anti-Japanese sentiment.

2005-08-15 01:47:33

By Jonathan Standing TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi marked the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two on Monday with an apology for suffering caused by Japanese military aggression, and pledged that Tokyo would never again go to war.

2005-08-14 23:19:38

By Stuart Grudgings MANILA (Reuters) - Asia marked 60 years since the end of World War Two on Monday with quiet ceremonies amid lingering resentment over Japan's perceived refusal to take responsibility for wartime aggression that killed millions.


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