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  1. Deadlock remains on Yasukuni Shrine visits

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... high-level talks yesterday. The discussions between Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and his Japanese counterpart, Taro Aso, failed to reach any breakthrough on the issue, officials said. The talks were ... Junichiro Koizumi and Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe, the leading candidate to replace Mr Koizumi in September, have both refused to rule out visits next month. Mr Aso- who is seen ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe should stay away from Yasukuni shrine

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be foolish indeed to follow their lead. The prime minister's deputy, Taro Aso, was among those who went to the shrine at the weekend, prompting South Korea's foreign minister to cancel ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... Japanese ministers' visit to war shrine How they see it 1. The Asahi Shimbun We have to wonder what the Shinzo Abe administration has in mind when it comes to Japan's strained relations with its neighbours. Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and two cabinet members visited war-related Yasukuni Shrine. South Korea [then] decided to cancel Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se's ...

  4. Where others fear to tread

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Shinzo Abe, and Taro Aso, the foreign minister. They have both vowed to continue the war shrine visits, among other things. But far away from the TV cameras and the grandstands, solid diplomacy ... hopes to hook up Mr Aso with the Chinese foreign minister at an Asia Co-operation Dialogue session in Qatar later this month. Mr Koizumi still has one diplomatic spectacular to pull off. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japan isolating itself with provocative nationalistic acts

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by BRAD WILLIAMS

    ... Brad Williams Brad Williams says upsetting the neighbours may prove very damaging Japan is isolating itself with provocative acts of nationalism Recent weeks have witnessed further skirmishes in Japan's "history wars" with China and South Korea. Late last month, three Japanese cabinet ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso ...

  6. News - China - JAPAN

    Abe may skip visit to Yasukuni war shrine in nod to Xi

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 03:56pm by Reuters

    ... Plans for a trip to Beijing in May by Masahiko Komura, the vice president of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party were dropped after Finance Minister Taro Aso, who is also deputy prime minister, Taro Aso, visited Yasukuni in April. But the diplomatic pace picked up in June, when Abe’s foreign policy adviser Shotaro Yachi visited Beijing. Another adviser, Isao Iijima, followed suit last ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan lawmakers make mass visit to Yasukuni war shrine

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 10:36am by AFP

    ... by a dispute over a Seoul-controlled chain of islets in the Sea of Japan (East Sea). Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and Keiji Furuya, the chief of the National Public Safety Commission, ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Why Japan is willing to test China

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... of the ruling LDP are emboldened by the events of the last few days at Yasukuni. "They know their party leader supports them and they have already seen his deputy, [Fiance Minister] Taro Aso, make ...

  9. What will become of shrine's souls?

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concerns in China and South Korea, both victims of Japan's wartime brutality. His comments follow several similar calls, from pugnacious Minister of Foreign Affairs Taro Aso, business lobbies ...

  10. Koizumi ally adds to row on Yasukuni

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... considered visits to the shrine a personal matter, but he would not say whether he would visit if he were prime minister. Foreign Minister Taro Aso, also in the running for the top job and known ...



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