Jul 16, 2015

Japanese WWII orphans meet with China vice premier

Dozens of Japanese who were repatriated as youngsters from China at the end of World War II met with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao in Beijing on Wednesday. During the meeting in the Great Hall of the People, Li said the Chinese people want ...

Jun 16, 2015

Woman keeps memory of war-displaced grandma alive

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Hitomi Shibazaki remembers being stunned when she found her grandmother’s name in a poem in her textbook during a Japanese language class at her junior high school. The poem, titled “Bowing Person,” was accompanied by a photo of Liu Guiqin in March 1985, bowing ...

Jun 12, 2015

Tokyo doctor dedicated to serving 'war orphans' from China

Dr. Hiroshi Ishikawa believes there is no one better qualified than him to treat the patients he sees. Some travel for up to two hours to visit the 68-year-old at Suzushiro Clinic in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward, and lines form before it opens at 9 ...

May 18, 2015

'War orphans' from China to be surveyed this fall

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The government will conduct a comprehensive survey this fall on the latest living conditions of war-displaced Japanese orphans repatriated from China and their descendants, with the aim of easing their educational and financial difficulties, a welfare ministry official said Monday. The move will mark ...

Aug 30, 2013

Spouses of dead Japanese from China may get aid

The ruling coalition is considering new financial support for the spouses of Japanese who resettled in Japan years after being abandoned in China after World War II ended, sources said. Under the plan being studied by the Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, ...