1,852 more Japanese war dead laid to rest at Tokyo cemetery

National May 28, 2018

1,852 more Japanese war dead laid to rest at Tokyo cemetery

The remains of an additional 1,852 unidentified Japanese who died during World War II were laid to rest at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward in a memorial service Monday. Among the remains were those recovered in and brought back from Russia and Iwo ...

Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

National Mar 25, 2015

Battle of Iwojima forgotten, except toll

by Linda Sieg and Mari Saito

When Yoshitaka Shindo was a boy, he did not hear much from his family about his grandfather, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, commander of the Japanese troops who fought and died in the bloody Battle of Iwojima. The battle, in which nearly 7,000 U.S. Marines and Navy sailors ...

Abe vows faster hunt for Iwojima's fallen

National Apr 16, 2013

Abe vows faster hunt for Iwojima's fallen

by Ayako Mie

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited Iwoto Island and pledged to speed up the recovery of the remains of Imperial Japanese Army soldiers killed in the Battle of Iwojima, in a pilgrimage intended to mark a break from the postwar period. "We have to ...

Iconic Iwojima photo: a survival story

National / History Mar 1, 2013

Iconic Iwojima photo: a survival story

by Paul Farhi

The battle had raged for four days, and would continue for 31 more, a marathon of sand and heat and unrelenting death. But at that moment there was an order from the brass: Get a bigger flag up there. The small American flag fluttering ...