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Okinawa bears war scars 70 years on

Jul 15, 2015

Okinawa bears war scars 70 years on

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Toshie Asato still regrets that she could not save the life of her 9-month-old baby in the closing days of World War II 70 years ago. The 94-year-old Okinawan left her home in the village of Kitanakagusuku in the central part of Okinawa island ...

Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience

Jul 11, 2015

Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience

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Chiune Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, awoke on the morning of July 18, 1940, to a disturbing sight. He peered through the curtains of his bedroom window just before 6 a.m. Sugihara and his wife had been living in the consulate building since ...

Jul 10, 2015

Abe reiterates regret over WWII, lauds Japan's postwar path

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expressed “deep remorse” over World War II, stressing the path Japan has taken as a peaceful nation since its defeat in the war. “Bearing in mind the feelings of deep remorse over the war, Japan has consistently walked ...