U.S. states mark 75th anniversary of internment order for Japanese-Americans

Feb 19, 2017

U.S. states mark 75th anniversary of internment order for Japanese-Americans

States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Most were from Oregon, California and Washington state. Adults, including the elderly, ...

Ghosts continue to haunt Japan's Battleship Island

Feb 18, 2017

Ghosts continue to haunt Japan's Battleship Island

The haunting silhouette of Hashima Island, known in English as Battleship Island, rises up from the sea, an abandoned testament to what was once the most densely populated city on Earth. Thousands of men, women and children lived and worked on the island just ...

Historical truths can take decades to unearth

Feb 15, 2017

Historical truths can take decades to unearth

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Journalist Eidai Hayashi is battling cancer. At 83 years old, he can barely keep hold of his fountain pen, since the pain has spread to every part of his body. “I quit chemotherapy, though I know the cancer is just going to spread and ...

Dresden marks 1945 Allied firebombing with human peace chain

Feb 14, 2017

Dresden marks 1945 Allied firebombing with human peace chain

Thousands of people have formed a human chain in Dresden in a message of “peace and reconciliation” marking the anniversary of the deadly Allied firebombing of the eastern German city near the end of World War II. The dpa news agency reported that Mayor ...