Lester Tenney

For Lester Tenney's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mar 23, 2010

Former POW rejects idea that DPJ is anti-American

CARLSBAD, Calif. — As a survivor of Imperial Japan’s infamous prisoner-of-war camps, forced labor at a Mitsui coal mine in Fukuoka and the horrors of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines, I know anti-Americanism when I see it. Some say the ruling Democratic ...

Apr 15, 2009

The end of the long march

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Sixty-seven years ago this month, on April 9, 1942, I was surrendered to the Japanese Imperial Army on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. At my first prison camp, the Japanese commandant turned to the American prisoners of war (POWs) and ...