Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

Apr 21, 2015

Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

by Eric Talmadge

In Norman Baker’s mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path. Both the 18-year-old ...

Apr 19, 2015

Memorial held for WWII naval strategist Yamamoto

About 100 people remembered Isoroku Yamamoto, commander in chief of the former Imperial Japanese Navy’s Combined Fleet, and prayed for peace at a memorial service on Saturday. The event, held at the park marking the site of Yamamoto’s birthplace in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, commemorated ...

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Apr 18, 2015

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Experts have discovered a World War II U.S. aircraft carrier that is “amazingly intact” despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The ship is upright, listing only slightly and may even have a plane inside The former USS ...

Apr 17, 2015

Abe to express remorse for WWII at Asia-Africa summit next week

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to express Japan’s “remorse” over World War II in an address at the Asian-African Summit next week in Jakarta, according to government sources. Abe is expected to deliver a “future-oriented” speech and is unlikely to offer an apology over ...