Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Aug 22, 2015

Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday defended the Defense Ministry’s compilation of internal documents on national security bills on the premise of their early enactment. During a meeting of a special committee on the legislation in the House of Councilors, the upper chamber of ...

Aug 21, 2015

Sailor's war flag finds its way back to Maizuru

A Rising Sun flag believed to have been given to a member of the Imperial Japanese military as a good-luck gift during World War II has been brought back to Japan by a Frenchman in search of the original owner’s family. The flag, apparently ...

Yamato survivor, 87, recalls doomed mission

Aug 20, 2015

Yamato survivor, 87, recalls doomed mission

Yasuo Yasugi was a 17-year-old seaman aboard the Imperial Japanese Navy’s proud battleship Yamato when it was sunk off Kagoshima Prefecture on April 7, 1945. When Yasugi was ordered in January of that year to board the battleship, a mission that he had longed ...