Jolie's 'Unbroken' to run in Japan despite nationalist backlash

Oct 23, 2015

Jolie's 'Unbroken' to run in Japan despite nationalist backlash

Angelina Jolie’s wartime-based movie “Unbroken” will finally be shown in Japan over a year after its release despite attempts from nationalists who blasted it as racist to prevent it being screened, a distributor said Thursday. The film, directed by Jolie, which depicts an American ...

Nagasaki unveils monument to POWs; Dutch survivor attends

Sep 14, 2015

Nagasaki unveils monument to POWs; Dutch survivor attends

An unveiling was held this weekend for a monument honoring 73 foreign prisoners of war who died at in internment camp in Nagasaki during World War II. The ceremony Sunday was attended by about 110 people, including relatives of victims and officials from foreign ...

POW-turned-Sen. McCain hosts Hanoi's top Communist

Jul 9, 2015

POW-turned-Sen. McCain hosts Hanoi's top Communist

Forty-seven years after getting shot down over Hanoi, where he would languish as a prisoner of war, John McCain shared images of his painful past Wednesday with an unlikely visitor: Vietnam’s Communist Party boss. Nguyen Phu Trong, the party’s first general secretary to visit ...

Jun 12, 2013

Aussie POW, 93, to receive A-bomb health-care certificate

The city of Nagasaki will issue a special health-care certificate usually reserved for U.S. A-bomb survivors to a former Australian prisoner of war, an official said Tuesday. A city official will visit 93-year-old hibakusha Allan Chick in Heyfield, Victoria, on June 19 to deliver ...

Last Aussie POW to survive A-bomb seeks health-care certificate

Apr 25, 2013

Last Aussie POW to survive A-bomb seeks health-care certificate

A former Australian prisoner of war, who survived the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki will apply for a special hibakusha health-care certificate so he can receive medical allowances from Japan, a group supporting overseas A-bomb survivors said Wednesday. Allan Chick, 93, who lives ...