Dinh Q. Le's art of nuanced criticism

Art Aug 4, 2015

Dinh Q. Le's art of nuanced criticism

by John L. Tran

Dinh Q. Le says he's not angry about the American war in Vietnam anymore. This makes our interview a lot easier; we are both of Vietnamese descent and there is a chance that talking about the war could polarize us very quickly, even though ...

National Jul 20, 2015

Veteran activists urge citizens to think, act for democracy

by Keiji Hirano

Three veteran grass-roots campaigners from the pacifist movement shared a half-century of experiences with college students recently against a backdrop of protests over the Abe administration's policy of lifting constitutional constraints on the Self-Defense Forces. During a symposium at Keio University in Tokyo, Shinobu Yoshioka, ...

Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

National / History Mar 7, 2015

Battle scars: Okinawa and the Vietnam War

by Jon Mitchell

On March 8, 1965, the first U.S. combat troops landed in Da Nang, South Vietnam. Their arrival significantly escalated American intervention in the war which, by its end a decade later, left more than 1 million dead and countless others suffering from the legacy ...

Japan agreed to hide Okinawa's role in U.S. bombing of Vietnam

National Jul 24, 2014

Japan agreed to hide Okinawa's role in U.S. bombing of Vietnam

Japan gave tacit approval to a U.S. decision in 1969 to withhold from local residents the fact that the U.S. military sent B-52 bombers on missions during the Vietnam War from a base in Okinawa Prefecture, declassified Japanese diplomatic records showed Thursday. At the time, ...

Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos

National Jul 15, 2014

Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos

by Toshiki Makino

Photographer Bunyo Ishikawa, who documented the Vietnam War and its aftermath over several decades, has been marking the 50th anniversary of his first trip to that country with a special exhibition. Bunyo Ishikawa, 76, showed some 50 photos at an exhibition Titled "Senso to Heiwa: Vietnam ...