Tag Archives: Japan

WRECKS OF DUTCH WWII SHIPS MYSTERIOUSLY VANISH FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE JAVA SEA

The remains of these 3 Dutch ships are from the Battle of the Java Sea which was fought on February 27, 1942 between a hastily assembled battle group of Dutch, British, American and Australian ships led by the Dutch Admiral Karel Doorman and the overwhelming Japanese fleet steaming towards the Island of Java. It was […]

SPEECHES BY SHINZO ABE ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE AS REMORSEFUL AS VICTIM NATIONS WOULD LIKE

Maryknoll Fr William Grimm, publisher of ucanews.com, based in Tokyo, Japan, posted the following commentary on April 21, 2015 on the background of coming speeches by Shinzo Abe, and I am reposting it with permission. This is an insightful and balanced article covering a touchy subject that will remain in the news from now through […]

FIREBOMBING RAIDS ON TOKYO during the night of March 9-10, 1945

The firebombing raids on Tokyo, codenamed Operation Meetinghouse, were low altitude incendiary bombing raids ordered by General Curtis LeMay. The first wave of planes was followed by a procession of bombers sowing death until dawn, touching off devastating firestorms: almost 17 square miles of the city were reduced to ashes. Estimates of the number killed […]