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,” ...

Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy legacy

Nov 21, 2013

Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy legacy

President Barack Obama laid a wreath at John F. Kennedy’s gravesite as a nation remembers the terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday when he was assassinated. Obama also recognized a group of distinguished Americans — including Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey — ...

Nov 21, 2013

JFK set the bar for public charisma, but presidency remained unfulfilled

John F. Kennedy remains a martyred symbol of poetic political possibility 50 years after his assassination, but history may ultimately deliver an unsparing verdict on his unfulfilled White House legacy. So shocking was the daylight murder of the charismatic 35th U.S. president that people ...

Nov 19, 2013

Welcoming Ambassador Kennedy

We hope that Ambassador Caroline Kennedy serves as a firm bridge between Japan and the United States and helps to strengthen mutual understanding.