(Roundup) S. Korea repeats call for Abe to inherit right history perception in WWII statement

August 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Roundup) S. Korea repeats call for Abe to inherit right history perception in WWII statement 

SEOUL, Aug. 10 — South Korean President Park Geun-hye reiterated her call Monday for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to inherit right historical perception of previous governments at his upcoming statement this week to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

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FEATURE: War numbs people to death, say survivor of exodus from Manchuria

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: War numbs people to death, say survivor of exodus from Manchuria 

TOKYO, Aug. 2 — People feel nothing when they see dead bodies in war and that is part of its horror, Eisuke Iijiro says, recalling his escape from what was then called Manchuria in northeastern china in the closing days of World War II.

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FEATURE: Ex-soldier takes 20 years to overcome nightmares from war experience

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Ex-soldier takes 20 years to overcome nightmares from war experience 

UTSUNOMIYA, Japan, Aug. 2 — A former Imperial Japanese Navy soldier took some 20 years after the end of World War II to overcome nightmares from his experience in the Battle of Leyte.

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FEATURE: Librarian remembered for digging into censored archives in postwar Japan

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CHICAGO, July 30 — Keiko Okuizumi completed her memoir earlier this year describing her late husband Eizaburo's work as a librarian at U.S. universities, with special interest in censored publications in occupied Japan by the Allied Forces after the end of World War II.

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Interview: U.S., China must work together to safeguard world peace: granddaughter of Flying Tigers commander

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Interview: U.S., China must work together to safeguard world peace: granddaughter of Flying Tigers commander 

HOUSTON, July 14 — The United States and China, the two powerful countries in the world, cooperated wonderfully in their fight against Japanese aggressors in World War II, and they must work together to safeguard world peace in the new century, Nell Calloway, granddaughter of the famed Flying Tigers commander Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault, said recently.

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Farewell to Pacifism? Japan moves closer to sending troops to fight abroad

July 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Farewell to Pacifism? Japan moves closer to sending troops to fight abroad 

MOSCOW, July 15 — Japan's lower house panel approved security bills, which would allow the country's troops to fight abroad, despite the opposition from the majority of ordinary residents.

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(Feature) 10 survivors of Bessang Pass Battle attend 70th anniversary celebration

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) 10 survivors of Bessang Pass Battle attend 70th anniversary celebration 

By Ben Cal

CERVANTES, Ilocos Sur, June 15 (PNA) — Despite their advanced age, 10 of the few remaining Filipino guerrillas who saw action during the Battle at Bessang Pass on June 14, 1945, showed up at the 70th anniversary celebration on Sunday on the very spot where the epic battle took place and crushed the last Japanese stronghold in the Philippines and hastened the surrender of Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita three months later.

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Ilocanos seek declaration of victory of Battle of Bessang Pass as national holiday

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ilocanos seek declaration of victory of Battle of Bessang Pass as national holiday 

CERVANTES, Ilocos Sur, June 16 —Ilocos Sur top officials led by Vice Governor Deogracias Victor B. Savellano and Cervantes town Mayor Benjamin Maggay asked President Benigno S. Aquino to declare June 14 of every year as national holiday in honor of the victory of Filipino freedom fighters in the Battle of Bessang Pass during World War II.

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China's top legislator calls for closer BRICS cooperation

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on China's top legislator calls for closer BRICS cooperation 

MOSCOW, June 9 — China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang on Monday urged the world's five leading emerging economies to boost cooperation and play a constructive role in addressing global issues and promoting world peace and development.

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Demonstrations held against Japanese PM in Los Angeles

May 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Demonstrations held against Japanese PM in Los Angeles 

LOS ANGELES, May 2 — Several hundred Chinese, Koreans and local Americans demonstrated here Friday against visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who failed to make a formal apology for Japan's World War II crimes.

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