‘Apologies Are Over’: Pearl Harbor Changes Views on US-Japan Relations

  When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Pearl Harbor, Daniel Martinez was his official host and guide. Martinez, the chief historian at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, remembers that Abe was particularly impressed by a plaque at the entrance to the museum.   Completely redone in 2010 under Martinez’ […]

Will More War Flags Return Home? Japanese Americans Working to Retrieve Items From US Veterans

  On August 15th, the 72nd anniversary of the end of the war, former United States marine Marvin Strombo, 93, returned a Japanese “Good-luck” flag found on the battlefields of Saipan to a bereaved family in Gifu Prefecture.     Speaking at a press conference, Strombo, who hails from the western state of Montana, said: […]