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2005-10-16 22:22:13

By Linda Sieg and George Nishiyama 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, drawing a swift protest from South Korea and certain to outrage China as well. Japan's relations with its neighbors have already chilled because of Koizumi's annual visits to Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, where war criminals convicted by an Allied tribunal are honored along with the nation's...

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. Japan's relations with its neighbors have already chilled because of Koizumi's annual visits to Yasukuni shrine, where war criminals convicted by an Allied tribunal are honored along with the nation's 2.5 million...

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. Japan's relations with its Asian neighbors have already chilled because of Koizumi's annual visits to Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, where war criminals convicted by a 1948 Allied tribunal are honored along with the nation's 2.5 million war dead....

2005-10-16 20:31:02

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Monday visited a shrine for war dead seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, a step sure to outrage 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. Japan's relations with its Asian neighbors have already chilled because of Koizumi's annual visits to Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, where war criminals convicted by a 1948 Allied tribunal are honored along with the nation's 2.5 million war dead. An aide to the...

2005-10-16 18:03:07

TOKYO (Reuters) - 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, an aide to the prime minister told Reuters.

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. Japan's relations with its Asian neighbors have already chilled because of Koizumi's annual visits to Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, where war criminals convicted by a 1948 Allied tribunal are honored along with the nation's 2.5...

2005-10-15 23:18:54

TOKYO (Reuters) - China's Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing told a Japanese official that Beijing wants talks to resolve a dispute over Tokyo's pursuit of a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, Kyodo news agency said on Sunday. China has been among the most vocal opponents of Japan's bid for a permanent seat on the council, saying Tokyo's attitude to historical issues disqualified it from taking a leading role. "By holding transparent talks, we can find a way that Japan can...

2005-10-10 03:33:33

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three out of four Japanese people oppose extending the non-combat mission of their country's 600 troops in southern Iraq beyond its planned end in December, a newspaper poll showed on Monday. Opposition to extending the mission was strong even among those who back Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). The daily Mainichi Shimbun said 77 percent of those surveyed opposed keeping Japan's military in Iraq beyond the end of...

2005-09-29 23:48:02

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi violated the constitution by visiting a war shrine, a Japanese court ruled on Friday. The ruling came amid rising speculation over whether Koizumi would fulfil his promise of annual visits to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine by paying his respects there by the end of the year, a move that would damage already chilly ties with China and South Korea. Many in Asia see the shrine as a symbol of the militarism that led to Japan's invasion of much...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.