Nazi hunter says Adolf Eichmann's top aide presumed dead in Syria

Dec 2, 2014

Nazi hunter says Adolf Eichmann's top aide presumed dead in Syria

One of the world’s most wanted war criminals, the reputed top lieutenant of Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann, is presumed to have died at least four years ago in Syria, where he lived under government protection, a leading Nazi hunter said Monday. Alois Brunner, an ...

WWII-era Zero fighter plane returns to Japan

Nov 6, 2014

WWII-era Zero fighter plane returns to Japan

A Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane has been unveiled to the media in Ayase, Kanagawa Prefecture, after the decades-old aircraft was returned to Japan in September. Referred to as the Reisen, or Zero, the legendary fighter was a symbol of Japan’s aerospace engineering might ...

Nov 4, 2014

Murakami chides Japan for ignoring role in WWII, Fukushima disaster

Writer Haruki Murakami has chided his country for shirking responsibility for its World War II aggression as well as the Fukushima nuclear disaster. In an interview published Monday in the Mainichi Shimbun, the 65-year-old author said: “No one has taken real responsibility for the ...

Sake brewer aims to build on Fukui's bonds with Israel

Oct 30, 2014

Sake brewer aims to build on Fukui's bonds with Israel

A sake brewery in Fukui Prefecture is looking to bring the taste of rice wine to Israel to strengthen relations with a prefecture that has strong historical links to the Jewish nation, links that date back to the 1940s. Jewish refugees passed through Fukui ...