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WITNESS TO WAR

Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Oct 5, 2007
Veteran navy officer keeps an open mind
As the public still debates the Imperial navy's activities during the war, many veteran sailors say that at the time, at least, they saw their objective as liberating Asia from Western colonial rule.
Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Sep 22, 2007
Nemuro raid survivor longs for homeland
Shohei Yamamoto still has to choke back tears when he talks about the day he was expelled from his village of Shibetoro on Etorofu Island off northern Hokkaido, two years after Japan was defeated in World War II.
Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Aug 22, 2007
Vet blames those on high for war's sins, delusions
Sixth in a series
Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Aug 21, 2007
Censors unable to hide defeat: China escapee
In April 1945, Yukika Sohma and her four small children boarded a packed train in Mudanjiang in Manchuria bound for the port of Rajin in what is today North Korea. From there, the family took a crowded ship to Niigata Prefecture, then another train to Fukushima Prefecture to join relatives.
Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Aug 18, 2007
Spared Korean war criminal pursues redress
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Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Aug 17, 2007
Journalism in the service of war authority
Kanji Murakami began his reporting career in January 1941, joining the Asahi Shimbun's bureau in Seoul, or Keijo as it was then known, when the Korean Peninsula was under Japanese colonial rule.
Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Aug 16, 2007
'War orphan' recounts feeling of abandonment
It was a rainy day in mid-August 1945. World War II was about to draw to a close, but nobody in the tiny Chinese village knew it. All they knew was that chaos was breaking out, and that the Russian military was approaching from the north.
Japan Times
Reference / Special Presentations / WITNESS TO WAR
Aug 15, 2007
Surrender spared a young, doubting kamikaze
If Masamichi Shida, 80, had known a bit more about the world back in 1942, he might never have become a kamikaze.

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