UNESCO panel meets to examine Memory of the World nominations

Oct 5, 2015

UNESCO panel meets to examine Memory of the World nominations

A UNESCO panel has opened a meeting in the United Arab Emirates to examine about 90 nominations for the Memory of the World program for documentary heritage, including two controversial entries by China. Among the materials to be screened by the UNESCO International Advisory ...

Hanaoka uprising memorial park opens in Tianjin

Sep 3, 2015

Hanaoka uprising memorial park opens in Tianjin

A park opened in the Chinese city of Tianjin on Tuesday commemorating victims of the Hanaoka Incident — the 1945 killings of Chinese forced laborers in Akita Prefecture who had rioted over abysmal conditions at a mine. Some 200 people, including survivors, relatives of ...

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

Aug 22, 2015

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

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Japan’s surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, marked the end of the most devastating global conflict in history. While millions around Asia put down their weapons, Emperor Hirohito’s broadcast on the radio failed to end the hostilities for some 600,000 Japanese military personnel and civilians ...

Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others, official says

Jul 23, 2015

Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others, official says

An outside director of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. said the company hopes to apologize to former British, Dutch and Australian World War II prisoners of war, and also reach an amicable solution with Chinese forced laborers, following a landmark apology to American POWs earlier this ...