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


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 ...

Jan 24, 2015

Dutch to collect more remains from MH17 crash site in Ukraine

A Dutch team is to return to the MH17 crash site in war-torn Ukraine to collect more remains of the 298 people killed when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing was downed in July, officials said Friday. “A small team including defense ministry employees will return ...

Dec 23, 2014

Japan, S. Korea to resume probe into wartime remains

Japan and South Korea plan to resume a joint investigation next month into the remains of South Koreans drafted to work in Japan in wartime, South Korean government officials said Tuesday. Officials from the two countries will jointly investigate a temple in Iwate Prefecture ...