Chichijima island

Reminders of Pacific War slowly disappearing on Chichijima island
An anti-aircraft artillery piece of the former Japanese forces remains on Chichijima island on May 29. (Naoko Kawamura)
CHICHIJIMA ISLAND--Some 70 years ago, this former Japanese forces' anti-aircraft gun would have been pointed skyward, ready to fire on approaching enemy planes.
Defense minister wants to use Osprey to airlift critically ill...
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, center, arrives at Chichijima island on July 28, and is welcomed by Ogasawara village officials. (Takaharu Yagi)
The defense minister unveiled a plan on July 28 that would use the Self-Defense Forces Osprey aircraft for airlifting sick or injured people in need of immediate medical...
Deep-sea giant squid captured on video for first time
A silvery giant squid is captured on video for the first time. (Provided by Japan Broadcasting Corp. (C) NHK/ NEP/ DISCOVERY CHANNEL)
A team led by Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) has shot the first videos of the elusive giant squid, the largest invertebrate on the planet, in its natural environment.
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