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Former airman survived two WWII kamikaze missions

May 19, 2015

Former airman survived two WWII kamikaze missions

Takehiko Ena felt himself go pale when a comrade in a suicide attack unit of the Imperial Japanese Navy suddenly offered him congratulations in the closing months of World War II. The greeting meant that the time had come. By a twist of fate, ...

May 15, 2015

Russia reportedly planning war victory celebration on disputed isle

Russian victory celebrations to mark the end of World War II will be held in September on the Kuril Islands, including territories subject to the long-standing sovereignty dispute between Japan and Russia, a media report quoting a researcher affiliated with Russia’s Defense Ministry said. ...

May 11, 2015

Gen. MacArthur's watch fetches $75,000 in Geneva

Seventy years after the end of World War II, a watch worn by legendary U.S. five-star Gen. Douglas MacArthur was sold at auction Sunday for 70,000 Swiss francs ($75,000), far above the estimate. The steel Jaeger-Lecoultre “Reverso” watch — a classic model in which ...

May 7, 2015

Seoul lawmaker petitions UNESCO over Japan's World Heritage bid

The head of the South Korean National Assembly’s foreign affairs committee has sent letters to UNESCO panel members expressing opposition to Japan’s bid to register a group of 23 industrial sites for World Heritage status, a source close to the parliamentarian said Wednesday. Na ...