Jul 16, 2015

Japanese WWII orphans meet with China vice premier

Dozens of Japanese who were repatriated as youngsters from China at the end of World War II met with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao in Beijing on Wednesday. During the meeting in the Great Hall of the People, Li said the Chinese people want ...

Okinawa bears war scars 70 years on

Jul 15, 2015

Okinawa bears war scars 70 years on

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Toshie Asato still regrets that she could not save the life of her 9-month-old baby in the closing days of World War II 70 years ago. The 94-year-old Okinawan left her home in the village of Kitanakagusuku in the central part of Okinawa island ...

Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience

Jul 11, 2015

Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience

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Chiune Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, awoke on the morning of July 18, 1940, to a disturbing sight. He peered through the curtains of his bedroom window just before 6 a.m. Sugihara and his wife had been living in the consulate building since ...