Prince Akishino's family attends Battle of Okinawa event

National Aug 17, 2015

Prince Akishino's family attends Battle of Okinawa event

Prince Akishino, the younger son of Emperor Akihito, attended a gathering with his family in Tokyo on Monday to commemorate the Battle of Okinawa 70 years ago and mourn its victims. His wife, Princess Kiko, and two of their children, Princess Kako and Prince Hisahito, ...

Okinawa bears war scars 70 years on

National / History Jul 15, 2015

Okinawa bears war scars 70 years on

by Masanori Fukuda

Toshie Asato still regrets that she could not save the life of her 9-month-old baby in the closing days of World War II 70 years ago. The 94-year-old Okinawan left her home in the village of Kitanakagusuku in the central part of Okinawa island in ...