Jul 24, 2014

Nixon blamed Prime Minister Sato for textile talks breakdown in '71

U.S. President Richard Nixon sent a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Eisaku Sato in spring 1971 expressing frustration over bilateral textile talks, according to a Japanese diplomatic document declassified Thursday. In the letter dated March 12, 1971, Nixon said when the leaders met ...

Japan agreed to hide Okinawa's role in U.S. bombing of Vietnam

Jul 24, 2014

Japan agreed to hide Okinawa's role in U.S. bombing of Vietnam

Japan gave tacit approval to a U.S. decision in 1969 to withhold from local residents the fact that the U.S. military sent B-52 bombers on missions during the Vietnam War from a base in Okinawa Prefecture, declassified Japanese diplomatic records showed Thursday. At the ...