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WWII Hanaoka labor camp uprising remembered

Jun 30, 2015

WWII Hanaoka labor camp uprising remembered

More than 100 mourners gathered Tuesday in honor of the victims of an uprising at a labor camp in northern Japan during World War II. Those present included 87-year-old Chinese survivor Zhang Guangxun and relatives of some of the more than 400 forced laborers ...

Jun 30, 2015

Okinawa remembers deadly U.S. fighter crash 56 years on

A memorial service was held Tuesday at an elementary school in Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, to remember the crash of a U.S. jet that killed 18 schoolchildren and other people. The accident occurred at about 10:40 a.m. June 30, 1959, when the F-100 fighter based ...

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

Jun 30, 2015

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked Japan’s organizing committee to finalize the main stadium plan for the 2020 Summer Games before the IOC meets in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the Cabinet minister in charge of hosting the Olympics, revealed Tuesday. Endo, who ...