memorial ceremony

Okinawa governor softens Futenma relocation demand in speech...
A woman weeps in front of the Cornerstone of Peace memorial in Peace Memorial Park in Itoman's Mabuni district, which honors Okinawa's war dead. Her father's name is one of the 241,281 engraved in the monument. (Ryo Ikeda)
ITOMAN, Okinawa Prefecture--In his speech at an annual ceremony marking the end of the Battle of Okinawa on June 23, Governor Hirokazu Nakaima toned down his stance calling for ...
VOX POPULI: Remembering the war dead
People attend a government-sponsored memorial service for the war dead in Tokyo on Aug. 15. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Film director Keisuke Kinoshita (1912-1998) is known for his many masterpieces. One work I find particularly memorable is "Rikugun" (The Army), which he made during World War...
Residents of tsunami-hit Tohoku city recall those lost on 3/11
Residents offer flowers for victims of the quake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, on March 11. (Louis Templado)
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--Naoya Okamoto, who saw his high school washed away in the tsunami spawned by last year's Great East Japan Earthquake, returned here on March 11 ...
Bereaved don protective gear for memorial service
Norio Kimura, left, and other bereaved family members make offerings of flowers July 24 at a memorial ceremony in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture. (Hiroshi Kawai)
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--With radiation levels still high more than four months after the nuclear disaster, attendees at a memorial ceremony on July 24 for victims of the...
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