Mar 5, 2016

Hong Kong police dismantle World War II bombs

Hong Kong police said Saturday they disposed of eight World War II explosives, after a hiker found the unexploded devices on a trail. Unexploded bombs are usually found by unsuspecting hikers or at construction sites in the southern Chinese city, which was the scene ...

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

Jan 23, 2016

India declassifies files on death of independence leader

India’s government on Saturday started declassifying secret files to settle questions over the death of Subhash Chandra Bose, a Congress Party leader who formed a national army to fight British colonial rulers with the help of the Japanese in the 1940s. Prime Minister Narendra ...

Dec 31, 2015

The 'comfort women' agreement

The "comfort women" accord may only be the beginning of a process that will test Japan and South Korea's readiness to overcome differences and build mutual trust.

Dec 29, 2015

LDP takes aim at modern history

Does the LDP plan to use the panel to push a revisionist view of Japan's modern history and lay the groundwork for a revision of the Constitution?

Nov 10, 2015

The 'postwar period' isn't over

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The "history war" between Japan and China will continue as long as the two countries are unable to resolve the gap in their interests in international political terms and address the contradictions between their national interests and strategies.

Listening to the wind on Battleship Island

Oct 3, 2015

Listening to the wind on Battleship Island

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As if from a dream, the island floated over the sea like a terra-cotta dreadnought from a century ago. I’d arrived at Gunkanjima, or Battleship Island, and its profile was unmistakable from the deck of my ferry battling high waves and winds. Formally known ...