Jul 4, 2014

Olympian, POW, U.S. war hero Zamperini dies at 97

Seventy years ago, the world was convinced that Louis Zamperini was dead. There had been no word of the track star and former Olympian since his World War II bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. The military told his parents he was dead, and ...

Shrapnel in leg Leyte man's war memento

Feb 11, 2014

Shrapnel in leg Leyte man's war memento

by Ronron Calunsod

Many elderly people in the Philippines have made it their task in life to tell the younger generation of their ordeals during World War II in a bid to prevent war from ever happening again. One of those survivors is 80-year-old Alejandro Devaras, who ...

Memories of war's victims, victimizers

Aug 14, 2013

Memories of war's victims, victimizers

by Keiji Hirano

A freelance photojournalist has recorded the individual histories of 70 survivors of the war at home and abroad to show how they acted during wartime and how their experiences affected the rest of their lives. “I wanted to record the testimonies of war survivors ...

Mar 8, 2013

Wartime diplomat deplored Japan's backward encryption tech

A Japanese diplomat wrote shortly after World War II that Japan’s theoretical and technical knowhow on encrypting sensitive information was woefully underdeveloped during the hostilities, declassified diplomatic records Thursday showed. Kazuji Kameyama, who had previously headed the telegram division of the Foreign Ministry, wrote ...

Driven to shoot on the frontlines

Feb 14, 2013

Driven to shoot on the frontlines

by C.B. Liddell

The camera never lies — or does it? The double-barreled exhibition now on at the Yokohama Museum of Art suggests that it doesn’t always tell the truth either. “Two Photographers: Robert Capa Centennial/ Gerda Taro Retrospective” is a time-traveling trip back to the middle ...