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 in ...

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 ...