Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant'; Throne Assistance body meets; hope abandoned for 208 missing fishermen; Kaifu congratulates unified Germany

National / History | JAPAN TIMES GONE BY Oct 3, 2015

Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant'; Throne Assistance body meets; hope abandoned for 208 missing fishermen; Kaifu congratulates unified Germany

by Edan Corkill

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Oct. 7, 1915 Germans at Kurume 'getting arrogant' According to a message from Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, some 700 German prisoners of war currently held at Kurume detention camp are becoming insolent. They refused to respond when the usual roll was called and burst ...

Prince William lays flowers at Yokohama war cemetery

National Feb 27, 2015

Prince William lays flowers at Yokohama war cemetery

Britain's Prince William on Friday paid a visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Yokohama and attended a luncheon hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during his first Japan visit that started the previous day. The Duke of Cambridge, 32, who will stay in ...

National Jun 12, 2013

Aussie POW, 93, to receive A-bomb health-care certificate

The city of Nagasaki will issue a special health-care certificate usually reserved for U.S. A-bomb survivors to a former Australian prisoner of war, an official said Tuesday. A city official will visit 93-year-old hibakusha Allan Chick in Heyfield, Victoria, on June 19 to deliver the ...

Last Aussie POW to survive A-bomb seeks health-care certificate

National Apr 25, 2013

Last Aussie POW to survive A-bomb seeks health-care certificate

A former Australian prisoner of war, who survived the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki will apply for a special hibakusha health-care certificate so he can receive medical allowances from Japan, a group supporting overseas A-bomb survivors said Wednesday. Allan Chick, 93, who lives in ...

An account of POWs 'in hell'

Books / Reviews Mar 31, 2013

An account of POWs 'in hell'

by Jeff Kingston

CAPTURED: The Forgotten Men of Guam, by Roger Mansell. Edited by Linda Goetz Holmes. Naval Institute Press, 2012, 288 pp., $33.95 (hardcover) The 140,000 allied prisoners of war captured by the Japanese during World War II endured horrific cruelties and a comparatively high percentage did ...