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U.S. film tells story of Japanese boat exposed to 1954 nuclear test

Film Mar 20, 2019

U.S. film tells story of Japanese boat exposed to 1954 nuclear test

For many Americans, the story of the Japanese fishing crew that was exposed to a U.S. hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean 65 years ago may be a footnote in history easy to overlook. But Keith Reimink, a 40-year-old American documentary filmmaker, reacted differently ...

One son's legacy from the crash of JAL 123

National Aug 11, 2018

One son's legacy from the crash of JAL 123

In the summer of 1985, 9-year-old Ken Miyajima boarded an airplane from Tokyo to Osaka by himself. He had a backpack packed with snacks and juice and was excited about meeting his cousins and visiting Japan's high school baseball mecca, Koshien Stadium. Ken's life ended ...