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2005-11-15 13:03:49

By Steve Holland KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush sets the tone for a four-nation Asia tour on Wednesday with a speech in Japan lauding the benefits of freedom and talks with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, his closest regional ally.

2005-11-14 23:03:54

By Jon Herskovitz PUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - Trips by Japan's prime minister to a war shrine some say glorifies the country's militarist past should stop because they strain ties in Asia, the foreign ministers of China and South Korea said on Tuesday.

2005-11-12 21:07:10

By Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The light and the dark of Japan's diplomacy will be on display this week when Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi first chats cozily with his close U.S. ally and then confronts a chillier reception at an Asia-Pacific summit.

2005-11-08 01:40:05

By Martin Nesirky and Lee Suwan SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's president announced on Tuesday he would meet Japan's prime minister next week despite a visit by the Japanese leader to a war shrine that angered Seoul.

2005-11-01 04:25:18

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi may boast that his new cabinet is the best line-up to achieve reforms, but to Asian neighbors, the inclusion of many conservative hardliners is a sign that Tokyo is far from keen on improving strained ties.

2005-10-24 03:59:10

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister will visit Japan despite anger over Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's war shrine pilgrimage, but a South Korean official said on Monday it was too early to resurrect a presidential trip.

2005-10-18 07:01:32

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan struggled with little success on Tuesday to minimize the diplomatic fallout from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a Tokyo war shrine, which has outraged China and South Korea and upset domestic critics.

2005-10-17 23:47:02

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan sought on Tuesday to minimize the diplomatic fallout from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a Tokyo war shrine, which has outraged China and South Korea and upset domestic critics.

2005-10-17 20:14:38

TOKYO (Reuters) - Some 200 Japanese lawmakers paid their respects at a Tokyo shrine for war dead on Tuesday, one day after Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi outraged China and South Korea by visiting the shrine, a spokesman for the shrine said.

2005-10-17 03:14:06

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 viewed by critics as a symbol of Japan's militaristic past, drawing swift and angry protests from China and South Korea.


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