Palau president lauds Imperial Couple's upcoming visit

Mar 29, 2015

Palau president lauds Imperial Couple's upcoming visit

President Tommy Remengesau expressed gratitude for the decision by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to visit the Pacific island nation next month on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. “We are very much honored and grateful for this historical opportunity ...

Battle of Palau survivors' group in Gunma to disband

Mar 29, 2015

Battle of Palau survivors' group in Gunma to disband

Japan’s largest association of war-bereaved from the Battle of Peleliu, one of the islands of Palau, will disband next spring because its aging membership is shrinking, members said Saturday. The association, based in Gunma Prefecture, will disband after making a trip to the tiny ...

Mar 28, 2015

China's Xi preaches peace in keynote address

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country’s interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development. Xi has jangled regional nerves with a ...

Japan begins search for remains of WWII soldiers on Palau

Mar 26, 2015

Japan begins search for remains of WWII soldiers on Palau

The central government has started searching for the remains of Japanese soldiers who died in the fighting during World War II on Peleliu Island, Palau, ahead of a planned visit to the West Pacific island by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko next month. Officials ...