Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos

Jul 15, 2014

Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos

by Toshiki Makino

Photographer Bunyo Ishikawa, who documented the Vietnam War and its aftermath over several decades, has been marking the 50th anniversary of his first trip to that country with a special exhibition. Bunyo Ishikawa, 76, showed some 50 photos at an exhibition Titled “Senso to ...

Vietnam vet recalls victory at Dien Bien Phu

May 4, 2014

Vietnam vet recalls victory at Dien Bien Phu

One of Vietnam’s last surviving veterans of the battle of Dien Bien Phu recounts with pride the day in May 1954 when, at just 19 years old, he captured the commander of the French colonial forces. Hoang Dang Vinh’s display of military prowess earned ...

Vietnam's leaders mourn independence hero Giap

Oct 12, 2013

Vietnam's leaders mourn independence hero Giap

Vietnam’s top leaders gathered early Saturday to pay their last respects to independence hero Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap as his state funeral began in Hanoi. The commemorations came as the one-party state tries to capture Giap’s legacy as a symbol of its own legitimacy, ...

Gen. Giap to get national funeral

Oct 6, 2013

Gen. Giap to get national funeral

Vietnam on Saturday announced plans to hold a national funeral for independence hero Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the first official statement on the death of the ruthless but brilliant military strategist. Giap, who died Friday at the age of 102 and who was lauded ...

Sep 26, 2013

NSA spied on senators, King during Cold War

The U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali as well as other leading critics of the Vietnam War in a secret program later deemed “disreputable,” declassified documents revealed Wednesday. The six-year spying program, ...