May 26, 2015

Suspicion taints war dead from Philippines

by Atsushi Kodera

The remains of some 15,000 Japanese soldiers who died in the Philippines during World War II continue to lie in undignified government storage after the media raised suspicions five years ago that the bones include those of local residents obtained by profiteering grave robbers. ...

Imperial Couple pay respects to WWII air raid victims

May 26, 2015

Imperial Couple pay respects to WWII air raid victims

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Tuesday paid tribute to the roughly 100,000 victims of the U.S. firebombing of Tokyo during World War II, attending a commemoration service at a memorial hall dedicated in part to those who died. The Imperial Couple last visited ...

May 25, 2015

Japan lays 2,498 unidentified war dead to rest

The remains of 2,498 unidentified soldiers who died fighting for Japan during World War II were laid to rest in a memorial service Monday at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo. The remains were brought home by the government and other groups from places including ...