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2006-08-14 19:11:55

By Linda Sieg and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of his country's World War Two surrender, defying warnings from China and South Korea not to go.

2006-08-14 18:00:00

Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of his country's World War Two surrender, a parting shot sure to enrage neighbors China and South Korea.

2006-08-14 17:46:35

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi arrived to pay his respects at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two.

2006-08-14 16:07:46

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will make a pilgrimage later on Tuesday to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, considered by China and South Korea to be a symbol of Japan's past militarism, an aide said.

2006-08-14 15:55:42

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi plans to make a pilgrimage later on Tuesday to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, considered by China and South Korea to be a symbol of Japan's past militarism, an aide said.

2006-08-14 09:02:55

Deletes reference to "novel" in paragraph 3. BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled plans to make a movie about the 1937 Rape of Nanjing in an announcement on Monday, a day before Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is expected to visit a controversial shrine honoring war dead.

2006-08-14 06:24:05

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Regional tensions rose amid speculation that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi would visit a shrine for war dead seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism on Tuesday, the anniversary of Tokyo's World War Two surrender.

2006-08-14 02:08:05

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korean poli

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.

2006-08-13 05:25:00

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's expected visit to a Tokyo war shrine next week promises to unleash fury in Beijing, and yet even as the visit looms both sides have been working to ease tensions after he steps down.


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