Kennedy thanks woman who gave 'hina' doll set to her father

Feb 26, 2015

Kennedy thanks woman who gave 'hina' doll set to her father

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Thursday thanked by letter an elderly woman who decades ago sent a set of traditional “hina” dolls to her father, President John F. Kennedy. The donor, former grocer Tsuyako Matsumoto, 92, now lives in a nursing home in Kitami, ...

Aug 4, 2014

Solomon Islander who helped save JFK dies at 93

A Solomon Islander who helped save John F. Kennedy when a Japanese destroyer sank the future U.S. president’s patrol boat during World War II has died at age 93, his family said Monday. Eroni Kumana and fellow islander Buiku Gasa were out in a ...

A butler who brought color to the White House

Feb 13, 2014

A butler who brought color to the White House

by Kaori Shoji

“The Butler” director Lee Daniels didn’t start out as a filmmaker but as an owner of a nursing agency in Los Angeles. “So I know how to gather funds, get the people, and treat filmmaking like a business,” he tells The Japan Times. “At ...

Last man of crew who rescued Kennedy dies

Nov 29, 2013

Last man of crew who rescued Kennedy dies

The last surviving member of the crew that rescued John F. Kennedy from an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II has died. Guy Gardo said Jack Gardo died in his sleep at his Greenville home Wednesday. He was 87. The younger ...

NFL played on while U.S. grieved for JFK

Nov 24, 2013

NFL played on while U.S. grieved for JFK

by Tim Dahlberg

Americans mourned in front of their television sets on a brutally grim Sunday afternoon 50 years ago as a horse-drawn caisson took the body of President Kennedy from the White House to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. In Dallas, a nightclub operator ...

U.S. marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Nov 23, 2013

U.S. marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation’s shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin’s bullet. The young leader’s brutal death, a dark turning point even in an era gripped ...

Japan admiringly remembers JFK 50 years later

Nov 22, 2013

Japan admiringly remembers JFK 50 years later

Japanese fans of President John F. Kennedy took photos with his portrait, folded paper cranes and watched his inaugural ceremony on a monitor Friday to express admiration on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. “If he had lived longer, things might have been different,” ...