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May 26, 2015

Suspicion taints war dead from Philippines

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The remains of some 15,000 Japanese soldiers who died in the Philippines during World War II continue to lie in undignified government storage after the media raised suspicions five years ago that the deceased include those of local residents obtained by profiteering grave robbers.

Awajishima sand mound yields seven Yayoi bronze vessels

May 20, 2015

Awajishima sand mound yields seven Yayoi bronze vessels

Seven bell-shaped bronze vessels from the early Yayoi Period (200 B.C. to A.D. 250) have been found in sand collected by a stone processing firm on Awajishima Island, Hyogo Prefecture. The vessels, the oldest of them assumed to be from the second century B.C., ...