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WWII veteran transmitted news of war's end

/ Sep 2, 2015

WWII veteran transmitted news of war's end

Stephen Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Less than a year later, the raw 19-year-old recruit was thrust into fighting off the Solomon Islands and survived one of the fiercest naval battles in the South ...

Japanese searching U.S. archives for WWII MIA info

Jul 31, 2014

Japanese searching U.S. archives for WWII MIA info

Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum’s World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan. The reason for the urgency: ...

/ Mar 6, 2011

Minding the tensions over changes in China

The closing decade of the 20th century offered a crystal ball for anyone peering into the future of the Asia-Pacific region. Japan’s economy, once the region’s leader, was “lost” after its asset bubble burst, whereas China overcame the economic stagnation that followed the Tiananmen ...