Aug 15, 2015

Emperor Akihito's 70th war-end anniversary speech in full

Following is the full text of Emperor Akihito’s speech delivered at the annual memorial Saturday to mark the end of the war: On this day to commemorate the war dead and pray for peace, my thoughts are with the people who lost their precious ...

Apr 8, 2015

War and peace: a brief history of Palau

Following is a list of key events related to Palau and the visit this week by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to mourn the war dead: 1914 — Japan seizes Palau and other Pacific islands at the start of World War I. 1920 — ...

Emperor arrives in Palau to commemorate WWII victims

Apr 8, 2015

Emperor arrives in Palau to commemorate WWII victims

Emperor Akihito arrived Wednesday in the Pacific island nation of Palau, where he will visit a World War II battlefield, the latest journey in his efforts to soothe the wounds of the conflict that still haunts Asia 70 years after its end. Some 10,000 ...

Island state cleans up for rare Imperial visit

Apr 2, 2015

Island state cleans up for rare Imperial visit

Palau is stepping up preparations for next week’s visit by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are coming to mourn those who died on its islands during the war. Authorities of the island nation, with a population of around 20,000, are making sure the ...