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Ken Domon, the Award-Winning Photographer Who Captured Life After War on Film

Ken Domon was a renowned 20th-century Japanese photographer who drew attention from the world with his images of the Hiroshima bombing aftermath. He independently documented the ordinary life of people which made him a prolific contributor to Japanese magazines. He is also considered to be the pioneer of realism due to his meticulous way of…

W.M. Vories: The Kansas Boy Who Became a Famous Japanese Citizen

If you were to visit the beautiful lakeside town of Omi Hachiman in gorgeous Shiga prefecture, you might notice that much of the architecture is not very Japanese. It might look very different. That is because many residential areas, government buildings, and over 1,000 different buildings and houses were built by an untrained American missionary…

Have you ever Looked at the Atomic Bombings from a Different Perspective?

The use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in general, the policy of bombing civilian cities by all sides of the war, might rank as the absolute lowest point in the history of humanity. I have discussed my thoughts on the use of the atomic bombs before, but today I want to…

10 Awesome Japanese Heroes You Have Probably Never Heard of Yet

Japan is a land with a long ancient history. Throughout her generations, Japan has produced some incredible people. Hundreds of thousands of great people, and among them there are some truly awesome people. Some you will have heard of, but many you may not have. Here are 10 most epically awesome Japanese people you should…
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The Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum: Showing the Sad Yet Interesting History of War

Kanoya Naval Air Base Museum which is standing on the Kanoya Navy Airbase is a museum devoted to the history of aviation between the time of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). It was established in 1972 where memorial items used for the kamikaze attacks of World War II are…

The Tragic Story of the Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquaters

The Battle of Okinawa in 1945, which was also known as Operation Iceberg, left a very big impact on the inhabitants of Okinawa Island. It resulted in one of the largest casualties ever to occur in history. One deep reminder to people of the calamities of war can be seen in the Former Japanese Navy…

A Brief on Yamato’s Great History as One of the Most Powerful Battleships in Japan

Japan has a profound history of the Japanese military that it has even dedicated one museum for wartime exhibits. Among the exhibits is a large model of the battleship known as “Yamato” which is considered as one of the most powerful battleships ever constructed. However, with several sea trials, the ship didn’t survive the war.…

A Brief History of Nagasaki: The Emergence of Christianity and its Role

Like many other modern cities, Nagasaki too started as a small fishing village. How it developed from an unknown place into today’s famous city will be detailed in this article. Nagasaki was founded just before 1500 as a village for fishermen. Its inhabitants, who most likely were the first Japanese, came into contact with some…

Relief After the Fate of Hiroshima

The Fate of Hiroshima We know Japan as an entertaining, a tourist-friendly country with an impressive and beloved culture. But there were also events in the past that changed the whole country in a single day. A major event was the nuclear attack on Hiroshima in 1945. The Initial Position The war in the Pacific…

A Bullet Point Overview Summary of Jeff Kingston’s Transformations After World War II

“A Bullet Point Overview Summary of Jeff Kingston’s Transformations After World War II from Contemporary Japan History, politics, and social change since the 1980s, second edition” Introduction dailysignal.com/ – Japan had a tremendous recovery and socio-economic improvement after the World War II devastation. – Remains of war led to form a risk-free nation focusing on…