“Taiwan has declined China’s pitch for joint participation in activities to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II’s final year.”
“With the exception of the march across the Philippine island of Luzon, the battle of Okinawa was the only major American land campaign in the Pacific during World War II…” -Christopher Dong visits war sites, museums, and memorials in Okinawa.
“Two groups related to South Korea and China are jointly planning to put up statues of girls as symbols of “comfort women” who were forced to work at wartime Japanese military brothels, sources said Thursday.”
“Japan on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the U.S. firebombing of Tokyo during World War II in which a frenzied night raid saw 100,000 lives lost… Prime Minister Shinzo Abe… pledged in the ceremony to ‘contribute as much as possible…
“On March 10, 1945, U.S. B-29 bombers flew over Tokyo in the dead of night, dumping massive payloads of cluster bombs equipped with a then-recent invention: napalm. A fifth of Tokyo was left a smoldering expanse of charred bodies and…
“450-year-old German artifact that was used to tell time and to make astronomical calculations will be returned to a German museum from which it was likely stolen after World War II, according to the Toledo Museum of Art.”