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WWII saw band of brothers fighting on opposing sides

Jun 23, 2015

WWII saw band of brothers fighting on opposing sides

Seventy years ago, during the Battle of Okinawa, two brothers of Japanese descent ended up fighting on opposing sides — the elder as a soldier in the U.S. Army and the younger as a member of Japan’s student corps. Shinei Gima, 90, who now ...

Jun 16, 2015

Woman keeps memory of war-displaced grandma alive

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Hitomi Shibazaki remembers being stunned when she found her grandmother’s name in a poem in her textbook during a Japanese language class at her junior high school. The poem, titled “Bowing Person,” was accompanied by a photo of Liu Guiqin in March 1985, bowing ...