Japan in talks on return of Ainu remains held in Australia

Jun 5, 2017

Japan in talks on return of Ainu remains held in Australia

The government said Monday it will start negotiations with Australia toward returning the remains of indigenous Ainu people being held at Australian museums. Australia's ambassador to Japan, Richard Court, is expected to meet with representatives of the Ainu Association of Hokkaido as soon as Thursday ...

Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants

Mar 23, 2017

Hokkaido University agrees to return remains of Ainu to descendants

Hokkaido University has agreed to return to descendants of the Ainu, an indigenous ethnic group concentrated in Japan's northernmost main island, ancestral remains exhumed from a cemetery for research in the 1930s, the descendants said this week. The agreement, reached in a court-mediated settlement at ...

Disaster zones struggle with issue of saving 3/11 ruins

/ Mar 13, 2016

Disaster zones struggle with issue of saving 3/11 ruins

Tour guide Tsuyoshi Sawaguchi recently took an 11-member group from Kyushu University around the Taro district in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, to explain the impact of the tsunami that wrecked much of Japan's northeastern coastline in March 2011. "What is important is protecting your life by ...

Nov 11, 2015

Remains of Japanese soldiers to be repatriated from Russia

Russia has handed over the remains of suspected Japanese soldiers who died defending an island in the Northern Territories from a Soviet invasion after Japan's surrender in World War II. The 27 sets of remains were found on Shumshu Island, now a part of Russia's ...

Remains of Spanish killed in Germanwings disaster repatriated

Jun 16, 2015

Remains of Spanish killed in Germanwings disaster repatriated

The remains of 32 Spanish victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps in March were flown back to Spain on Monday aboard a specially fitted plane. The MD-11 transport plane, operated by Germanwings parent company Lufthansa, took off from the southern ...