National / History Jun 16, 2015

Woman keeps memory of war-displaced grandma alive

by Akio Yano

Hitomi Shibazaki remembers being stunned when she found her grandmother's name in a poem in her textbook during a Japanese language class at her junior high school. The poem, titled "Bowing Person," was accompanied by a photo of Liu Guiqin in March 1985, bowing deeply ...

National May 18, 2015

'War orphans' from China to be surveyed this fall

by Tomohiro Osaki

The government will conduct a comprehensive survey this fall on the latest living conditions of war-displaced Japanese orphans repatriated from China and their descendants, with the aim of easing their educational and financial difficulties, a welfare ministry official said Monday. The move will mark the ...