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Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa Prefecture, the local board of education said, the first time such artifacts have been discovered in Japan. The board of education in the city of Uruma said the four copper coins, believed to date ...

World's oldest fishhooks found in Okinawa

Sep 20, 2016

World's oldest fishhooks found in Okinawa

Fishhooks found on a southern Japanese island date back some 23,000 years, making them among the world’s oldest fishing implements, researchers said Monday. The hooks were discovered in Sakitari Cave on the southern end of Okinawa Island several years ago, said Masaki Fujita, chief ...

Full text of 2016 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

Aug 6, 2016

Full text of 2016 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read Saturday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima: 1945, August 6, 8:15 a.m. Slicing through the clear blue sky, a previously ...

Aug 4, 2016

Kennedy to miss Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb ceremonies

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will not be attending this year’s ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a U.S. Embassy official said. The ambassador, who has attended the ceremonies over the past two years, will be ...