Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

Feb 6, 2016

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

Angelina Jolie’s film “Unbroken” opened Saturday, more than a year after its initial global release, in Japan where some have called for a boycott of the movie whose main character endures harsh treatment as a prisoner of war. There were concerns that right-wing extremists ...

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

| Feb 6, 2016

Imperial couple take stand for remembrance

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In recent years, the Imperial couple have made an effort to leave behind a meaningful legacy by visiting World War II battlefields. The idea is to ensure that future generations of Japanese do not forget the war and its bitter lessons. However, until they ...

Alumni of Britain's WWII Japanese language effort honored

Feb 4, 2016

Alumni of Britain's WWII Japanese language effort honored

Tributes have been paid to a select group of British schoolboys who studied Japanese during World War II and later went on to build enduring ties between the two countries. Dignitaries gathered at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies on Monday to recall ...

An unforgiving look at 'Unbroken' in Japan

Feb 3, 2016

An unforgiving look at 'Unbroken' in Japan

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Flashback to 1983: Director Nagisa Oshima’s “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence,” set during World War II in a Japanese-run POW camp in Java, is opening in theaters across Japan. It starred David Bowie with two huge local stars: comedian Beat Takeshi and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. ...

Zero fighter takes first flight over Japan since WWII

Jan 27, 2016

Zero fighter takes first flight over Japan since WWII

One of Mitsubishi’s legendary Zero fighters took to the skies over Japan on Wednesday for the first time since World War II. The restored plane made a brief flight from a naval base in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture. Decorated former U.S. Air Force pilot Skip ...