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. ...

A Taiwanese rights group opens a comfort women museum in Taipei

Dec 10, 2016

A Taiwanese rights group opens a comfort women museum in Taipei

A Taipei-based women’s rights group Saturday opened the island’s first museum dedicated to Taiwanese “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels. At a ceremony held to coincide with the international Human Rights Day, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chun said the opening of ...

WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Dec 8, 2016

WWII sacrifice of 'Free French' defending Hong Kong

Seventy-five years ago, a handful of idealistic “Free French” took up arms to defend the British colony of Hong Kong in a futile battle against Japanese invaders. But their sacrifice, though largely unknown in their homeland, is not forgotten in Asia. There are six ...

Two cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

Dec 8, 2016

Two cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

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Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown joined his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — as friends. Nagaoka Mayor Tatsunobu Isoda lay flowers at the main memorial event ...

Tech thriller describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

Dec 8, 2016

Tech thriller describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

A surprise attack on Pearl Harbor has captivated Pentagon brass in recent months. Not the infamous Japanese assault of 1941, but rather a fictional account that opens “Ghost Fleet,” a novel that envisions a future conflict pitting America against China and Russia. Several senior ...