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Trial participants listen to wartime leader Hideki Tojo give his defiant testimony in the old Army Ministry courtroom during the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in January 1948.
CULTURE / Books
Nov 16, 2023
'Judgment at Tokyo' investigates powers at play in postwar tribunal
Gary J. Bass' new book thoroughly delves into the prosecution of Japanese military atrocities and its divisive legacy.
A Filipino woman looks at pictures of fellow wartime survivors of sexual servitude at a resource center, in Quezon city, Manila, in August 2015.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Sep 25, 2023
For Filipino wartime rape survivors, a last hope for reparations
For the few remaining elderly survivors, the reparations demand issued by a U.N. committee earlier this year is realistically their last hope.
Pictures of pilots who undertook suicide attack missions are among the items kept at the Chiran Peace Museum in Minamikyushu, Kagoshima Prefecture.
JAPAN / History
Aug 15, 2023
Museums struggle to preserve suicide notes of Japanese WWII pilots
Over time, the materials have deteriorated and the color of the ink has changed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Mar 26, 2023
History of kamikaze attacks not a heroic story, says former schoolteacher
Kenji Yamamoto"s book, loosely translated as "How to Teach Children about Kamikaze Attacks," draws heavily on testimonies from former suicide pilots who survived.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Jan 1, 2023
Japan Times 1948: Tojo's stock rises but he is not likely to become a martyr
News at the start of the new year often focuses on holiday celebrations and feel-good stories as the front pages of 1923 and 1948 show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Oct 18, 2022
Letters of fallen Japanese World War II soldiers found in U.S.
Howard Royal, 43, a veteran of the Iraq War, said the letters were discovered by his father "all together in a leather satchel" about a year ago in his grandfather's attic in North Carolina.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
Oct 18, 2022
Kamikaze drones in Ukraine conjure memories of Japan's own bombers
When Japan's military came calling, it was educated and sometimes bookish soldiers who were among those who volunteered for a desperate kamikaze mission.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Jun 1, 2022
Japan Times 1972: 3 Japanese kill 26 at Tel Aviv
Tragedy strikes in 1972 when three Japanese gunmen terrorize Israel, and police take into custody the criminal that would become known to the country as "Boy A."
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / THE LIVING PAST
May 22, 2022
In turbulent times, chaos grows from the barrel of a gun
Fifty years ago, a significant portion of Japan's youth chose violence. The population watched the results unfold on television like some terrifying soap opera.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Mar 5, 2022
Japan Times 1922: Mrs. Sanger lands after investigation
Margaret Sanger, an American proponent for birth control, causes controversy as she arrives in Japan in 1922.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Feb 27, 2022
Japan's New Left remains a thing of memory, 50 years on from hostage incident
The Asama-Sanso lodge incident, a dramatic 10-day standoff with police that saw three lives lost, sealed the fate of the nation's student protest movement, some analysts say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Nov 6, 2021
Does Japan breed leaders? Does it even need to?
A panel of four men at the tops of their fields discusses what it means to be a leader and comes to the conclusion that Japan doesnu2019t necessarily breed them.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 13, 2021
The U.S. military needs a lot more recruits
Defending against new threats will require the U.S. to replenish its all-volunteer force u2014 a task made harder by the dwindling number of Americans willing and able to serve.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 14, 2020
Reflections on ‘Japan’s longest day,’ 75 years on
What happened in the lead-up to Japan's surrender reveals just how complex the situation was even at the end of the war.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 14, 2020
At least 19 children reported hurt by shelling at school in Myanmar's Rakhine state
At least 19 children were wounded when at a elementary school was hit by shelling in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a lawmaker and a military spokesman said on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Dec 27, 2019
Critics assail secrecy over unexploded chemical weapons left by Imperial Japanese Army
At the end of World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army left a number of unexploded shells filled with poison gas used as munitions. In the 2000s, when such artillery shells were discovered and retrieved from the seabed off the coastal town of Kanda, Fukuoka Prefecture, the central government issued an order to detoxify more than 3,000 such chemical agents. About three years ago, government officials announced they had completed the operation.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 9, 2019
Thailand delays deporting family of Rakhine insurgent leader
Thailand will delay the deportation of the wife and children of the top commander of the Arakan Army insurgent group that is fighting Myanmar's army while authorities carry out a full investigation, Thai officials said on Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 19, 2019
Myanmar military units linked to Rohingya atrocities accused of committing new abuses
When 35-year-old Ah Hla went to a police station in western Myanmar in late April hoping to see her husband among the prisoners, she didn't know if he was still alive.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jul 8, 2019
Report documenting how Japan used chemical weapons during Second Sino-Japanese War found for first time
The existence of a detailed report documenting how chemical weapons were used by the Imperial Japanese Army in China has been confirmed for the first time, a Japanese historian said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2019
Philippine island preserves history of Japanese WWII soldier Hiroo Onoda, who hid in jungles for decades
The memories of Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda remain alive on the Philippine island of Lubang, southwest of Manila, 45 years after his surrender.

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