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The Odyssey Of Charles Jenkins – The American Who Defected To North Korea And Couldn’t Leave
Charles Jenkins spent 40 years as a North Korean prisoner after defecting from the U.S. Army in 1965.
Meet Tsutomu Yamaguchi, The Man Who Survived Both Atomic Bombs
Hear from Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the survivor ("hibakuisha") who endured the Hiroshima blast only to flee home to Nagasaki, where he survived that bombing too.
Five Japanese Warships Sunk During Battle Of Leyte Gulf Discovered
These warships from the Battle of Leyte Gulf were found in late November by a team led by billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Samurai Sword Attack Leaves Three Dead At Tokyo Shrine
The attacker reportedly used a samurai sword to attack his sister, the head priestess of the shrine.
Three Revered Historical Civilizations That Embraced Pedophilia
Though the subject is highly taboo now, three of the most revered cultures of all time practiced pedophilia for centuries.
Meet Hiroo Onoda, The Soldier Who Kept Fighting World War II For 29 Years After It Ended
For 29 years after the conflict had ended, Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda hid out in the jungles and continued waging a war that was long over with.
The History Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Japan’s Bad Ass Female Samurai
Though the depiction of samurai warriors is traditionally male-oriented, the Onna-bugeisha, female samurai existed and were just as fearsome.
Mysterious Ghost Ship With 8 Skeletons Washes Ashore In Japan
The ship was first spotted off the coast of Akita on Friday, but the fate of its crew was unknown until it reached the shore on Monday.
Skulls, Ears, Noses, And Other Morbid “Trophies” Americans Took From Dead Japanese In WWII
After Pearl Harbor, Americans began to view the Japanese as inherently evil and less than human.
Inside Unit 731, World War II Japan’s Sickening Human Experiments Program
Six of the most disturbing "experiments" conducted by Unit 731, some of history's worst war criminals to ever get away with it.
“I Killed Them.” Police Find Nine Dismembered Bodies In Apartment
Tokyo police discovered the severed heads of two individuals packed into coolers.