Russian lawmaker says US missile defense system deployment in Japan to affect security

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Russian lawmaker says US missile defense system deployment in Japan to affect security 

TOKYO, June 17 — US’ plan to deploy a missile defense system in Japan will upset the balance of powers in the region and will negatively affect the existing security system, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said on Friday.

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Obama to visit Hiroshima: Japanese gov't

May 11, 2016 by · Comments Off on Obama to visit Hiroshima: Japanese gov't 

TOKYO, May 10 — The Japanese government announced on Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will make a visit to Hiroshima during his stay in Japan for the Group of Seven (G7) summit.

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FEATURE: "Hibaku" rice planted to remember horror of atomic bombing

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: "Hibaku" rice planted to remember horror of atomic bombing 

TOKYO, Dec. 10 — "Hibaku" rice tasseled again this year in various parts of Japan as a "living witness" to the horror of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki 70 years ago.

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FEATURE: Japanese rugby legend welcomes revived fervor for the sport

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Japanese rugby legend welcomes revived fervor for the sport 

OSAKA, Dec. 6 — During Japan's outstanding performance at this year's Rugby World Cup, Yoshiharu Yamaguchi, a former international during the 1960s and 1970s, detected a welcome revival of fervor among both Japanese players and fans.

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FEATURE: Souls of war dead return to mothers, not Yasukuni, says ex-navigator

October 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Souls of war dead return to mothers, not Yasukuni, says ex-navigator 

OKAYAMA, Japan, Oct. 28 — Souls of the war dead during World War II returned to their mothers rather than the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, maintains 92-year-old ship navigator Shinji Hirata.

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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: Autobiography helps pass down unspoken hardships of Ainu

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Autobiography helps pass down unspoken hardships of Ainu 

TOKYO, Oct. 24 — A descendant of an Ainu resident of the southern part of Sakhalin Island, once part of Japan but now belonging to Russia, has written about the hardships she faced because of her origin when her family fled to Japan in the aftermath of World War II.

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Japan shows military power in Maritime self-defense force fleet review

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Japan shows military power in Maritime self-defense force fleet review 

TOKYO, Oct. 19 — Nearly 40 Japanese warships showcased their power during the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) fleet review 25 miles southwest of tokyo on Sunday.

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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: Sight of U.S. plane over Tokyo signaled WWII defeat to teenage girl

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Sight of U.S. plane over Tokyo signaled WWII defeat to teenage girl 

TOKYO, Aug. 9 — The sight of a U.S. airplane flying over Tokyo apparently to check what damage aerial bombing had done to the capital was the moment when Kimie Nemoto felt Japan was heading for defeat in World War II.

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