UNESCO panel meets to examine Memory of the World nominations

National Oct 5, 2015

UNESCO panel meets to examine Memory of the World nominations

A UNESCO panel has opened a meeting in the United Arab Emirates to examine about 90 nominations for the Memory of the World program for documentary heritage, including two controversial entries by China. Among the materials to be screened by the UNESCO International Advisory Committee ...

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

National / History Aug 22, 2015

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

by Masami Ito

Japan's surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, marked the end of the most devastating global conflict in history. While millions around Asia put down their weapons, Emperor Hirohito's broadcast on the radio failed to end the hostilities for some 600,000 Japanese military personnel and civilians in ...