Japanese Emperor, Empress attend welcome ceremony in Hanoi

Mar 1, 2017

Japanese Emperor, Empress attend welcome ceremony in Hanoi

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended a welcome ceremony at Vietnam’s Presidential Palace in Hanoi on Wednesday, the second day of the Imperial Couple’s first visit to the country. In the palace’s front garden, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang welcomed the couple, who are ...

Feb 27, 2017

WWII PT boat skipper who helped rescue JFK, crew dies at age 97

The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue future President John F. Kennedy and his crew has died at age 97, his daughter said Sunday. William “Bud” Liebenow died Friday from pneumonia complications, said Susan T. Liebenow of Arlington, ...

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 ...