Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

May 15, 2014

Taiwanese kamikaze looks back

by Ko Shu-Ling

Toward the end of World War II, following a series of military defeats, and faced with a rapidly deteriorating ability to defend the homeland, Japan began launching aerial suicide attacks on Allied forces in the Pacific. These were called kamikaze attacks, which had a ...

Kamikazes live on at their Chiran base

Feb 8, 2014

Kamikazes live on at their Chiran base

by Winifred Bird

As a child growing up in California in the 1980s, I learned my share of Japanese words. Sushi, which my family would get for a treat on birthdays. Mochi (chewy rice cake), ramen and karaoke — all encountered at the Japanese shopping arcade downtown. ...

Sep 3, 2013

Ibaraki group plans kamikaze film

An Ibaraki Prefecture-based group aims to make a movie on a former Imperial Japanese Navy air unit based in the present city of Kasama that trained kamikaze pilots near the end of the war. The Tsukuba air unit, launched in 1934, used the mainstay ...