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WORLD WAR II

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JAPAN / History
Oct 4, 2022
Tokyo to digitize material related to March 1945 air raids
The government will create a digital database of videotaped testimonies from those who experienced the airstrikes and personal belongings of victims that have not been publicly shown.
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JAPAN
Sep 3, 2022
Japan and South Korea stress need for better ties before key court decision
The vow by the top envoys to cooperate comes as South Korea's top court is expected to make a decision in a wartime labor case.
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JAPAN
Aug 28, 2022
Ukrainian in Hiroshima sees A-bomb in new light after Russian invasion
After the invasion of Ukraine, Yuliya Taniguchi experienced insomnia and lost her appetite as she read about the experiences of her compatriots and the devastation.
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JAPAN
Aug 21, 2022
War-displaced Japanese on Philippine island stand up to claim roots
With the outbreak of World War II, Japanese men in the Philippines were repatriated, leaving behind Filipino wives and children, or were conscripted into the Imperial Japanese Army.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 18, 2022
Pacific War hostilities didn’t exactly end on Aug. 15, 1945
The Soviet Union, and thus Russia, permanently damaged Japan's trust with its actions in Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.
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JAPAN / History
Jul 31, 2022
The centuries-old mines stirring South Korea-Japan tensions
Some of the gold and silver mines of Sado are believed to have started operating as early as the 12th century and produced until after World War II.
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WORLD
May 5, 2022
What is Russia’s Victory Day and why is it so significant this year?
Because Russia's invasion has failed to produce much in the way of victories, some analysts fear that President Vladimir Putin will use the occasion to escalate the war in Ukraine.
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JAPAN
Mar 30, 2022
Japan rejects South Korean protest over school textbooks' descriptions
Relations between Tokyo and Seoul remain frosty over a group of islets controlled by South Korea but claimed by Japan, and issues related to World War II.
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JAPAN
Feb 19, 2022
Biden vows 'never again' in marking 80 years since Japanese American internment
'We reaffirm our commitment to Nidoto Nai Yoni, which translates to 'Let It Not Happen Again,'' the U.S. leader said in a statement.
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JAPAN
Sep 24, 2021
Top Japanese and South Korean envoys vow to improve ties but fail to end various disputes
Despite a lack of tangible progress on sticking points, a Tokyo official saw the roughly 50-minute meeting positively, saying the two countries had 'a thorough discussion.'
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JAPAN
Aug 23, 2021
Miyazaki town marks anniversary of WWII plane crashes that killed Japanese pilot and U.S. soldiers
Residents had all but forgotten the two crashes, which each occurred on a nearby mountainside, but interest in accidents was revived in 1987 when a local historian discovered wreckage.
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JAPAN
Aug 14, 2021
South Korea marks 30 years since first public testimony by former 'comfort woman'
The comfort women issue remains a source of tension between South Korea and Japan, which ruled the Korean Peninsula from 1910 until it was defeated in World War II in 1945.
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CULTURE
Jun 3, 2021
Exhibition commemorating Japanese A-bomb sites opens in Australia
The displays include one of four paper cranes made by U.S. President Barack Obama on his visit to Hiroshima in 2016.
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COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 25, 2021
How Japan can avoid losing out on the world stage
Tokyo must learn from its history of making bad decisions and being slow to deal with postwar crises.
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CULTURE / Film
Mar 17, 2021
‘Kontora’: A poetic meditation on the human cost of war
Director Anshul Chauhan's second feature is a haunting drama that transcends its Japan-specific World War II subject matter.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 28, 2021
Documentary to tell story of young Hiroshima hibakusha
The film will detail the life of Sadako Sasaki, an iconic figure who died from leukemia 10 years after the atomic bombing.
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JAPAN / History
Dec 4, 2020
He escaped death as a kamikaze pilot. 70 years later, he told his story.
Kazuo Odachi hid his wartime past from almost everyone, but finally published his memoirs, which were recently released in English.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Oct 10, 2020
What are the stories we’re reading about Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
This year's releases on the atomic bombs run the gamut of perspectives, proving that historical events are very much what we make of them.
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CULTURE / Art
Sep 24, 2020
Japanese POW art in Australasia analyzed for first time
Academics say the previously ignored works illustrate the 'isolating and traumatic experience of internment.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Aug 15, 2020
'Memoirs of a Kamikaze': A teenage World War II pilot’s life in his own words
Kazuo Odachi's memoir about his life as a kamikaze pilot is a poignant reminder of the resilience of humanity in times of adversity.

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