Getting a head start on wartime stories

| Jan 3, 2015

Getting a head start on wartime stories

by Mark Schreiber

From the “The Dirty Dozen” (1967) to “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), cinema audiences in Japan have flocked to theaters to watch Americans and Germans killing one another. Such films continue to enjoy popularity. During the weekend of Nov. 29-30, the Brad Pitt World War ...

Aug 22, 2014

How WWII could have ended

by Gregory Clark

A Soviet attack on Japan proper leading to the destruction of the Emperor system and the establishment of a communist government frightened Japan's militarists even more than the atomic bombings at the end of World War II.

Jul 10, 2014

Cost of passive power struggles

by Yoichi Funabashi

The chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation recalls how the failure of the navy minister to express a truthful personal opinion within a group closed the window on Japanese doves' hopes of averting war months before the Pearl Harbor attack.

An account of POWs 'in hell'

Mar 31, 2013

An account of POWs 'in hell'

by Jeff Kingston

CAPTURED: The Forgotten Men of Guam, by Roger Mansell. Edited by Linda Goetz Holmes. Naval Institute Press, 2012, 288 pp., $33.95 (hardcover) The 140,000 allied prisoners of war captured by the Japanese during World War II endured horrific cruelties and a comparatively high percentage ...