Yamaguchi whalers return with haul just shy of quota

National Oct 5, 2019

Yamaguchi whalers return with haul just shy of quota

A Japanese whaling ship has returned home to southwestern Honshu after almost meeting its annual quota, ending the operator's commercial whaling season. Operator Kyodo Senpaku Co. said its main factory ship Nisshin Maru returned to its home port of Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Friday after ...

Suicide conscript recalls torture by fellow Japanese

History Mar 31, 2015

Suicide conscript recalls torture by fellow Japanese

by Tamaki Tachibana

The Hagi Uragami Museum in Yamaguchi Prefecture boasts a magnificent collection of ukiyo-e, Oriental pottery and porcelain works housed in a stylish building designed by well-known architect Kenzo Tange. Its origin, however, has distant echoes of Japan’s brutal wartime history. The museum was founded in 1996 ...