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Hatoyama mourns Korean independence activists in Seoul

Aug 12, 2015

Hatoyama mourns Korean independence activists in Seoul

Visiting former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama mourned Korean independence activists at a history museum in Seoul on Wednesday. At the museum, on the site of a prison where Korean activists against Japanese colonial rule were interned, Hatoyama took off his shoes in front of ...

Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

Aug 11, 2015

Osaka to send letter to San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

The Osaka Municipal Government will ask San Francisco’s city council to carefully examine a resolution that supports establishment of a statue honoring the “comfort women” who worked at wartime Japanese military brothels, officials said. Osaka City Hall will send a letter to the assembly ...

Full text of Nagasaki Peace Declaration

Aug 9, 2015

Full text of Nagasaki Peace Declaration

At 11:02 a.m., on the 9th August 1945, a single atomic bomb instantly reduced Nagasaki to a ruin. A vast amount of radiation passed through people’s bodies, and the city was struck by heat rays and a blast that defy imagination. 74,000 of the ...