America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies

Nov 12, 2014

America marks Veterans Day with parades, freebies

Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. Thousands of veterans and their supporters marched up Fifth ...

Book showcases foreigners, Japanese affected by 3/11

Dec 26, 2013

Book showcases foreigners, Japanese affected by 3/11

by Mami Maruko

The earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, left more than 18,000 people dead or missing, including 30 non-Japanese. Two were from the United States, Taylor Anderson, who was teaching in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and Monty Dickson, who lived ...

Abe defense posture welcome: U.S. intel expert

Oct 15, 2013

Abe defense posture welcome: U.S. intel expert

by Mizuho Aoki

In contrast to neighboring countries, former U.S. National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair welcomes the efforts by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reinterpret the pacifist Constitution and bolster the nation’s defense capabilities, saying Japan needs to adapt itself to the changing security landscape of the ...