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60 YEARS AND ONWARD

JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 12, 2005
Bank lending key to postwar revival
When Hiroshige Nishizawa got a job at the now-defunct Industrial Bank of Japan more than 40 years ago, the new graduate was full of ambition.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 11, 2005
Memories of war alive at old military sites
YANAGIMOTO, Nara Pref. -- It's just quiet farmland now, nothing more than fields and a few houses. But if you listen closely as the wind rustles through the rice stalks, you might just be able to hear the ghostly sounds of World War II fighter planes taking off and landing at what was once one of the...
Japan Times
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 11, 2005
Remnants of war still buried in Japan
Residents in the western Tokyo suburb of Nishitokyo recently had a World War II flashback.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 10, 2005
Daylight-saving time always a tough sell
Pity the proponents of daylight-saving time. Late last month, the third bill drafted to revive the energy-saving practice was put on the Diet's back burner, delayed by filibustering over postal privatization.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 10, 2005
Luck only payoff for Siberia returnees
Japanese soldiers who survived the slave labor, starvation and bitter cold of Siberian prison camps after the war could count themselves lucky, but not count any significant cold cash for their ordeal.
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 9, 2005
Japan's veterans bemoan lack of U.S.-style respect
OSAKA -- Every Aug. 15, all manner of people gather at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine. But often lost among the parade of rightwing loudspeaker trucks, leftwing protesters and formally attired senior political figures swarmed by the press are the veterans themselves.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 7, 2005
Textbook fight not as simple as it seems
When a public junior high school teacher in Tokyo teaches about Japan's acts of wartime aggression, some of her students ask why they should feel responsible for what people did 60 years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 6, 2005
Chinatown feels Japan's tight embrace
YOKOHAMA -- Yokohama's Chinatown has been spruced up, its eateries ornately dolled up, its towering gates given a face-lift and a huge shrine adorned in gold.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 6, 2005
Koreans here inclined to assimilate to dodge racism
It was a big leap for Takae Hayama to switch from her Japanese name to her real name when she went to college.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 5, 2005
Postwar labor scene still grim for working women
Choice has been a long time coming for Japan's working women.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / 60 YEARS AND ONWARD
Aug 4, 2005
Doubts over Tokyo Tribunal's legitimacy linger
Masahiro Morioka broke a taboo for government officials in May when, as parliamentary secretary for the health ministry, he disputed the legitimacy of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, in which Japan's wartime leaders were tried.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world