Marcie Kagawa
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jul 16, 2015
Trinity witness recalls Manhattan Project work, day 'genie came out of the bottle'
Roger Rasmussen stood at the base of the Oscura Mountains staring at a boiling cloud of ash and smoke rising up in southern New Mexico's Jornada del Muerto desert. It was 5:30 a.m. on July 16, 1945.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Nov 11, 2014
Postwar adoptees from Kanagawa shelter connect in U.S.
Kei LaFleur has a story behind the name she grew up with, and she says that story has given her much to be thankful for.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2014
Fireworks bound for Pearl Harbor
Sister cities Honolulu and Nagaoka plan to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war next year with Niigata-made fireworks launched at Pearl Harbor.
Jul 23, 2014
Korean 'comfort women' defend memorial in California park
A California city, fighting a lawsuit to remove a “comfort women” memorial, has received statements of support from two women who were forced into wartime brothel system.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2014
Doraemon charms U.S. viewers in first remake for a foreign market
It took two years of work, but Eric Sherman and his employees at Bang Zoom! Entertainment have brought Japan's beloved blue robotic cat Doraemon to TV screens across the United States.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2014
Doraemon hitting U.S. airwaves this summer
Japan's beloved blue robotic cat from the 22nd century is finally making his U.S. debut this summer, promoted as part of the Cool Japan campaign to export the country's pop culture around the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2013
Oliver Stone likens Japan to U.S. vassal
Japan has an unhealthy relationship with the U.S. and should reclaim its "political sovereignty," American film director Oliver Stone said in a recent interview.


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