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Second to last of 1942 Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

Jun 23, 2016

Second to last of 1942 Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders — who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale — has died in Montana, his family said. Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher died Wednesday in a ...

Hibiya Park plaque to honor late Filipino leader Quirino

May 22, 2016

Hibiya Park plaque to honor late Filipino leader Quirino

The late former Philippine President Elpidio Quirino will next month receive a memorial marker at Tokyo’s Hibiya Park in honor of his contribution to bilateral ties, his family’s foundation said. The Quirino Memorial Marker, the first of its kind in Japan for a Philippine ...

May 20, 2016

South Korean hibakusha urge Obama to apologize in Hiroshima

South Korean survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima are urging U.S. President Barack Obama to apologize for the suffering caused by that “horrific crime” against humanity when he makes his historic visit to the Japanese city later this month. In a letter addressed ...