Navy veteran, renowned novelist Hiroyuki Agawa dies at 94

Aug 6, 2015

Navy veteran, renowned novelist Hiroyuki Agawa dies at 94

Renewed Japanese novelist Hiroyuki Agawa died of natural causes at a Tokyo hospital on Monday, it was learned Wednesday. He was 94. Known for his humane critical biographies of Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of the now-defunct Imperial Japanese Navy’s Combined Fleet, famous novelist Naoya Shiga ...

Memorial service honors 70th anniversary of Yamato sinking

Apr 7, 2015

Memorial service honors 70th anniversary of Yamato sinking

A memorial service was held Tuesday in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, for about 3,000 crew members who died when the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Yamato was sunk by U.S. forces on April 7, 1945, during World War II. About 300 people, including relatives of the ...