Suicide conscript recalls torture by fellow Japanese

Mar 31, 2015

Suicide conscript recalls torture by fellow Japanese

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The Hagi Uragami Museum in Yamaguchi Prefecture boasts a magnificent collection of ukiyo-e, Oriental pottery and porcelain works housed in a stylish building designed by well-known architect Kenzo Tange. Its origin, however, has distant echoes of Japan’s brutal wartime history. The museum was founded ...

Same blunt object believed used in Yamaguchi mass slaying

Jul 25, 2013

Same blunt object believed used in Yamaguchi mass slaying

Police said Thursday they believe the same blunt object was used to bludgeon to death five people in their homes Sunday and Monday in the mountain hamlet of Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Victims Makoto Sadamori, 71, and his wife, Kiyoko, 72, were found Sunday night ...

Taking it easy on stroll-size Omi-jima

May 19, 2013

Taking it easy on stroll-size Omi-jima

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Mr. Hirohisa had made it clear when I called him from the nearest mainland city to the island — Nagato in western Honshu's Yamaguchi Prefecture — that there would be no supper provided that night; nor would he be able to pick me up ...

May 4, 2013

Mr. Kaieda must lead and fight

An Upper House by-election victory in Yamaguchi Prefecture is a boon to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of nationwide Upper House elections this summer.