Historical truths can take decades to unearth

Feb 15, 2017

Historical truths can take decades to unearth

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Journalist Eidai Hayashi is battling cancer. At 83 years old, he can barely keep hold of his fountain pen, since the pain has spread to every part of his body. "I quit chemotherapy, though I know the cancer is just going to spread and get ...

World War II bomb defused in Greek city after 75,000 people evacuated

Feb 12, 2017

World War II bomb defused in Greek city after 75,000 people evacuated

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people Sunday so army experts could defuse a 500-pound (227-kg) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 a.m. Police went house-to-house ringing bells and knocking ...

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome lighting event stirs controversy

Feb 2, 2017

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome lighting event stirs controversy

A daily illumination event involving trees around the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima has raised questions over whether it is appropriate to promote tourism in the area that was destroyed by the U.S. weapon in the closing days of World War II. The tourism event ...

/ Jan 16, 2017

Japan's 'comfort women' error

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In late December, South Korean activists stationed a statue of a young woman across from the Japanese consulate in Busan. Seated upright in a chair with her hands clasped in her lap, she stares intently, solemnly toward the consulate. The statue offended Japan's government so ...

/ Jan 16, 2017

Steadily implement 'comfort women' agreement

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North Korea's leader stated in his New Year's address that the country "entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile," threatening the peace and stability of the international community. Last year, North Korea conducted two nuclear tests ...

Dec 28, 2016

Beyond Abe's Pearl Harbor visit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor serves as a reminder of the need for full reconciliation with Japan's Asian neighbors that suffered from its past aggression and colonial rule.