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Awajishima sand mound yields seven Yayoi bronze vessels

May 20, 2015

Awajishima sand mound yields seven Yayoi bronze vessels

Seven bell-shaped bronze vessels from the early Yayoi Period (200 B.C. to A.D. 250) have been found in sand collected by a stone processing firm on Awajishima Island, Hyogo Prefecture. The vessels, the oldest of them assumed to be from the second century B.C., ...

May 20, 2015

Japanese WWII weapons makers relate sense of guilt

Yasuma Fujimoto is tortured by what he did in World War II. He helped produce poison gas for the Imperial Japanese Army. “I was a devil in a human mask,” said Fujimoto, 88, who today suffers bronchitis stemming from the days he spent handling ...