/ Jan 16, 2017

Steadily implement 'comfort women' agreement

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North Korea’s leader stated in his New Year’s address that the country “entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile,” threatening the peace and stability of the international community. Last year, North Korea conducted two nuclear tests ...

Dec 28, 2016

Beyond Abe's Pearl Harbor visit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor serves as a reminder of the need for full reconciliation with Japan's Asian neighbors that suffered from its past aggression and colonial rule.

Tennis pioneer Ishiguro dies at 80

/ Nov 10, 2016

Tennis pioneer Ishiguro dies at 80

Osamu Ishiguro, Japan’s first professional tennis player after World War II and the father of actor Ken Ishiguro, died Wednesday, his family said Thursday. He was 80. Ishiguro, who hails from Nagasaki, was a quarterfinalist in men’s doubles with partner Koji Watanabe and advanced ...

'The Night of the New Moon': Life in a Japanese POW camp

/ Oct 1, 2016

'The Night of the New Moon': Life in a Japanese POW camp

No incident in Japan’s history is more controversial than the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fearing that a modern generation saw only the “microcosm” of these tragic events, Laurens van der Post wanted to illustrate the “macrocosm” of the wider Pacific War in “The ...