World War II

Korean boy band bumped from Japan’s most popular music program over A-bomb T-shirt

Appearance on TV show was still being promoted up to one day before scheduled performance.

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Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test

The tests were confiscated and the teachers forced to apologize to students.

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Korean pop star wears T-shirt commemorating Hiroshima atomic bombing, draws criticism in Japan

Photo surfaces following overseas concert by BTS as band continues to gain international popularity.

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Osaka ends sister city relationship with San Francisco over comfort women memorial dispute

61-year governmental partnership brought to a close as Osaka mayor cites lack of necessary “deep trust.”

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What do Japanese netizens think about President Trump’s “I remember Pearl Harbor” comment?

Japanese netizen’s responses were fairly mixed, but most were pretty casual about Trump’s allegedly incendiary statement.

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Bitter Colombian soccer fan tries to insult Japan, Japanese fans respond with kindness, and memes

You can’t faze these Japanese netizens.

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One Piece manga creator’s joke about World War II soldier prompts official apology from publisher

Anime/manga legend Eiichro Oda’s joke about fried chicken touches a raw historical nerve.

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Anime director under fire for anti-Semitic tweets intended for international community

Tweets made by Kazuyoshi Yaginuma, director of the anime Recovery of an MMO Junkie, claim that the Holocaust and Diary of Anne Frank, among other things, are fabrications.

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Osaka mayor won’t back away from ending San Francisco sister city status over comfort women statue

Move would end 60-year-old program between Japanese and American cities.

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Real-life Japanese adult film actresses listed as Imperial Army agents in Chinese period drama

Why you shouldn’t let your prop guy pick any random Japanese names he wants.

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Nagasaki Starbucks marks anniversary of World War II’s end with powerful message of peace

Coffeehouse chalkboard encourages customers to think about situations in coffee-growing regions of the world.

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What do Chicago hot dogs, a Japanese admiral, and a gold tooth have in common?

This is guaranteed to be the extra-credit question on your next history exam!

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Samurai sword in new Japan Self-Defense Force emblem causing controversy

Critics say that adding a katana to the insignia is offensively evocative of Japan’s World War II military aggression.

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Hiroshima requests removal of Pokémon GO facilities from Peace Memorial Park

Gyms and PokéStops found near sites including monument to children who died in the atomic blast and from related sickness.

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This map predicted how Japan would attack the US during World War II

On November 7, 1937, the Los Angeles Examiner published a prescient map predicting how Imperial Japan could attack the US during World War II.

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Zero Fighter to fly above Japan once more in demonstration this month

Kyushu event will be iconic aircraft’s first flight in Japan since the end of World War II.

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Fan-made Nazi anime parody, “Goeppels-chan”, appears in Japan

There are a lot of things that shock us about the anime world, but this is one thing that we never expected to see.

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“The Moomins” was originally brought to Japan by spies

Thanks to years of espionage and international intrigue, Hattifatteners and Snufkin were first brought to Japan.

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Unforgettable photos from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

Under the South Pacific sun on December 7, 1941, troops serving the US fleet at Pearl Harbor began a calm Sunday morning unaware that Japanese bombers were headed toward America’s most important Pacific base.

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Chilling footage shows Hiroshima eight months after the atomic bombing【Video】

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this color footage of the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima should speak entire volumes.

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