FEATURE: WWII soldier brought back comrade's bone to atone for survival

October 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: WWII soldier brought back comrade's bone to atone for survival 

SAPPORO, Oct. 29 — At the end of World II, Tsukasa Shimojo, a 93-year-old former soldier of the Imperial Japanese Army who fought in the Philippines, brought back a piece of bone from a fallen comrade to atone for the guilt he felt at having survived.

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FEATURE: Former Japanese WWII soldier owes survival to foot injury

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Former Japanese WWII soldier owes survival to foot injury 

SENDAI, Oct. 24 — A former Imperial Japanese Army soldier says he owes his survival in World War II to a foot injury he suffered as a prisoner in a camp in Korea.

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FEATURE: Taiwanese-born Japanese army man looks back on his lucky life

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Taiwanese-born Japanese army man looks back on his lucky life 

YOKOHAMA, Sept. 27 — Fate saw former Imperial Japanese Army soldier Masao Go escape World War II with his life, even after signing away his future to a suicide mission.

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FEATURE: Osaka woman laments one-day delay in ending WWII

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Osaka woman laments one-day delay in ending WWII 

OSAKA, Sept. 25 — Reiko Yoshitomi has never ceased to rue the delay in ending World War II.

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Feature: Aged Okinawa antiwar storyteller hands over role to younger successors

July 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Aged Okinawa antiwar storyteller hands over role to younger successors 

NAHA, Japan, July 26 — Yoshiko Shimabukuro ended her career as a storyteller at the Himeyuri Peace Museum in Itoman, Okinawa Prefecture, earlier this year, confident that her younger successors can help visitors understand the misery of war and importance of antiwar efforts.

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