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 ...

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 ...

Jun 24, 2015

Government to conduct DNA tests on more remains of war dead

The government will conduct DNA tests on more unidentified remains collected from World War II battlefields and internment areas, and store the results in a database, welfare ministry sources said Tuesday. The move is part of an effort to identify the war dead and ...

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 ...

May 26, 2015

Suspicion taints war dead from Philippines

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The remains of some 15,000 Japanese soldiers who died in the Philippines during World War II continue to lie in undignified government storage after the media raised suspicions five years ago that the deceased include those of local residents obtained by profiteering grave robbers.

Japan begins search for remains of WWII soldiers on Palau

Mar 26, 2015

Japan begins search for remains of WWII soldiers on Palau

The central government has started searching for the remains of Japanese soldiers who died in the fighting during World War II on Peleliu Island, Palau, ahead of a planned visit to the West Pacific island by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko next month. Officials ...

Mar 5, 2015

Remains of ancient civilization uncovered in Honduran jungle

Archaeologists working in the dense jungle of Honduras have found dozens of artifacts at a site where they believe twin cities from an ancient civilization once thrived, the head of the country’s anthropology institute said on Wednesday. The artifacts unearthed at the site, in ...