Japanese lawmakers visit the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo yesterday. It was the largest contingent of politicians since 2005. Photo: Xinhua Japanese lawmakers visit the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo yesterday. It was the largest contingent of politicians since 2005. Photo: Xinhua
Japanese lawmakers visit the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo yesterday. It was the largest contingent of politicians since 2005. Photo: Xinhua
Diaoyu Islands

Why Japan is willing to test China

Surging popularity and a growing sense that attempts to placate Beijing are not working have emboldened Abe's party to push back

Topic |   Diaoyu Islands
Japanese lawmakers visit the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo yesterday. It was the largest contingent of politicians since 2005. Photo: Xinhua Japanese lawmakers visit the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo yesterday. It was the largest contingent of politicians since 2005. Photo: Xinhua
Japanese lawmakers visit the Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo yesterday. It was the largest contingent of politicians since 2005. Photo: Xinhua
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