Dec 25, 2016

Imperial Navy veterans laud Abe's plan to visit Pearl Harbor

A former Imperial Japanese Navy sailor who participated in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a memorial there Tuesday will be vital to ensuring peaceful relations continue. “It is important to mourn for the victims. ...

Most Japanese feel unfriendly toward Russia: survey

Dec 24, 2016

Most Japanese feel unfriendly toward Russia: survey

Roughly eight out of 10 Japanese feel unfriendly toward Russia, according to results of a government survey conducted after Tokyo’s unsuccessful bid to settle a 70-year-old territorial row blocking the signing a peace treaty to end the war. According to the results released Saturday ...

Dec 15, 2016

The islands at the heart of Japan-Russia dispute

Known as the Northern Territories by Japan and the Southern Kurils by Russia, the string of desolate volcanic islands off Hokkaido are at the heart of a feud between the two countries dating back to World War II. As Russian President Vladimir Putin begins ...

Dec 13, 2016

Japanese WWII vet, 92, revisits Guam to view cave where he hid

A 92-year-old Japanese man has returned to Guam to visit a cave where he hid for nearly a year during World War II. Kiichi Kobayashi told The Pacific Daily News (bit.ly/2gR8A17) through an interpreter Monday that he’s grateful for island residents and the U.S. ...