Police officers survey the vandalism at the Yasukuni Shrine. Photo: Kyodo

Man claiming to be Chinese arrested for vandalising area at Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine

  • The man threw an ink-like liquid on a curtain at one of the buildings of Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, the Metropolitan Police Department said
  • The shrine, which honours Japanese war criminals, is seen by Japan’s neighbours as a symbol of the country’s former militarism
Topic |   Japan

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Police officers survey the vandalism at the Yasukuni Shrine. Photo: Kyodo
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) may seek to ease tensions when he meets Taro Kono (left) and Kang Kyung-wha. Photo: Reuters

China may try to ‘play active role’ in defusing tensions between Japan and South Korea

  • Foreign ministers from the three countries will meet in Beijing next week amid strained ties between Seoul and Tokyo
  • They are expected to map out a planned leaders’ summit later this year
Topic |   South Korea

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) may seek to ease tensions when he meets Taro Kono (left) and Kang Kyung-wha. Photo: Reuters
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