It was only Tokyo’s surrender on August 15, 1945, that saved him from the fate of thousands whose suicide missions came to define Japan’s unrelenting pursuit of victory in the closing stages of World War II. But as the 91-year-old faces his own mortality again, he worries that a rightward political shift under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, [...]
Tens of thousands marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Saturday, as the city’s pacifist mayor urged the Japanese government to listen to increasing concerns over controversial plans to expand the role of its military.
Japan is marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand.
By Jovic Yee
A World War II-era explosive device was unearthed at the compound of St. Jude Catholic Church in Malacañang Park, Manila, Monday afternoon.
The Manila Hotel was inaugurated and officially opened on July 4, 1912. During World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur made the hotel his command post. Manila Hotel was extensively remodeled in 1976 and reopened in 1977. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research