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Wyoming Center Tells Story Of Japanese-American Internees
Offbeat  (tags: Japanese-Americans, World War II, relocation center, sufferings, Wyoming, enemies, threat, military threat, racial discrimination, racial profiling, wartime hysteria, concentration camp, war, HumanRights, freedoms )

- 2818 days ago -
Nob Shimokochi still remembers the hardship he suffered as a Japanese-American during World War II. He is one of more than 14,000 Japanese-Americans who were taken to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Myoming almost 70 years ago.
WW II Uranium Miner Questions Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, nuclear power, nuclear weapons, world war II, uranium, nuclear crisis, question )

- 2887 days ago -
A former elementary school principal who was once mobilized for uranium mining during World War II for Japan's development of nuclear waepons questions the peaceful use of nuclear power amid the ongoing nuclear crisis.
Old Photos Reveal Tale of Japan and Jews of WWII
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Jews, World War II, photos, escape, travel paper, holocaust, Chiune Sughara, Tatsuo Osako, refugees )

- 3138 days ago -
The young man's monochrome portrait is at least 70 years old, the whites all faded to yellow, but is is still clear he had style. His hair is slicked down,eye arched, suit perfect with matching tie and handkerchief.
Unusual Bond Heals Wounds Over Japan's WWII POWs
Offbeat  (tags: world war II, POWs, US, Japan, apology, government, trip, bond, heal, wounds, enslaved, coal mine, Bataan, Bataan Death March, prison, atrocities )

- 3175 days ago -
Lester Tenny, 90, a former POW of WWII, had three wishes: an apology from the Japanese government, an apology from Japanese companies that enslaved the POWs, and the government-paid trip to Japan for American POWs - one of which he didn't satisfy.
Seperation, Pain for Koreans Left on Sakhalin
Offbeat  (tags: Korea, Koreans, Japan, Russia, Sakhalin, annexation, Korean Peninsula, nationality, left on Sakhalin, pain, separation, 65 years, World War II, repatriation )

- 3193 days ago -
Over her life time, she has watched as her nationality switched from Japanese to "stateless" and to Russian as rule over the island and the peninsula changed hands.
Nurse Reveals Role of Postwar Clinic
Offbeat  (tags: women, World War II, Soviet soldiers, 1946, abortion, raped, suffering, witness, nurse, jizo statue, souls of children, babies, Japan, Fukuoka, children )

- 3200 days ago -
For about 18 months from March 1946, a government-approved recuperation center was set up to perform abortions on women returning from mainland Asia. Many had been raped by Soviet soldiers in the waning days of World War II.
400 Lbs. Of WW II Bombs Found At School
Offbeat  (tags: bomb, unexploded, school, army, world war II, detonate, munitions, buried )

- 4152 days ago -
This weekend the Army detonated more than 400 pounds of World War II-era bombs and munitions found on the grounds of a Central Florida middle school. 49 bombs, each about 23 pounds, that had been found buried near Odyssey Middle School since recovery effo

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