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Niigata ceremony commemorates victims of Pearl Harbor attack

Dec 9, 2016

Niigata ceremony commemorates victims of Pearl Harbor attack

Memorial fireworks were launched in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, on Thursday for those who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, marking the 75th anniversary of the incident. Viewers who gathered on a bank of the Shinano River also prayed for peace. Nagaoka is ...

Dec 8, 2016

Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter jet retrieved off Japan

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force rescue boat on Thursday retrieved the pilot of a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 that crashed into the Pacific off western Japan the previous day, according to the Defense Ministry. The condition of the pilot, who is set to be ...

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

Dec 8, 2016

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

The news media widely reported this week that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he goes later this month — but he won’t be. In 1951, then-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida made a brief visit during a ...

Dec 8, 2016

Tokyo, Moscow mull joint statement following leaders' summit

Japan and Russia are mulling the release of a statement calling for talks on joint economic activities on Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands following the leaders’ bilateral meeting next week, Japanese government sources said. The envisioned joint statement, to be issued after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...