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Permanent A-bomb exhibit opens at U.N. office in Vienna

Nov 18, 2015

Permanent A-bomb exhibit opens at U.N. office in Vienna

With this year marking the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.N. Office in Vienna has put on permanent display objects and photos related to the horror of nuclear weapons to push for their elimination. Similar permanent exhibits ...

Foes during war, WWII vets from U.K., Japan shake hands

Nov 12, 2015

Foes during war, WWII vets from U.K., Japan shake hands

In 1944, the two men were in northeastern India as foes, fighting one of harshest battles of World War II. More than 70 years later on Thursday, they shook hands and sipped tea in Tokyo. Roy Welland, 94, a former British sergeant, and Taiji ...

Sakamoto swordsmanship scroll declared authentic

Nov 9, 2015

Sakamoto swordsmanship scroll declared authentic

A swordsmanship scroll issued to legendary samurai Sakamoto Ryoma has been declared authentic by an expert at the Kyoto National Museum, confirming he was indeed a master swordsman. Despite Sakamoto’s deadly reputation, his true prowess with the sword had often been debated by experts. ...

Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

| Oct 31, 2015

Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

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100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 11 1915 ‘Divine’ Coronation for Emperor Yoshihito The Coronation of His Majesty the Emperor Yoshihito, the 123rd Emperor in an unbroken line of illustrious sovereigns, was held today in the ancient Imperial Palace in Kyoto with impressive simplicity befitting ...