Imperial Japanese Navy

Foreign ships grace PLA Navy's 60th anniversary party

Naval vessels from 14 countries gathered at the northeastern coastal city of Qingdao yesterday as the People's Liberation Army Navy kicked off a three-day celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of its founding.

Tuesday, 21 April, 2009, 12:00am

Son fights for justice 55 years after his father's death

Allan Jones does not remember his father, who was shipped to the Far East to serve in the Royal Artillery when he was just an infant. But he vividly recalls learning that his father, Lewis Jones, had died in November 1943.

'I remember my mother receiving the official telegram and being terribly, terribly upset,' said Mr Jones, a retired British Telecom employee from Essex.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Memories of war atrocities still vivid

It is common for people with western perspectives to invoke self-righteous rhetoric regarding Chinese sensitivity over the second world war.

Letter writer Francesco Formiconi ('Outrage outdated', April 26) and others like him speak of the atrocities during Japan's invasion of China as if we hold some petty grudge from an ancient, forgotten past.

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Comfort women

Finally, a Japanese judge has admitted what the rest of the world has been trying to impress upon the country's leaders for half a century - that Japan owes compensation to the South Korean 'comfort women' forced into sexual slavery during World War II.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Midway's an uphill battle

TELEVISION has matched the weather this week, both have been as dull as ditchwater. But, while the outlook has changed for the better outside, inside on TV it remains depressed.

THE Battle of Midway was a turning point for America against Japan in World War II, which in Hollywood terms means it's gotta be a blockbuster.

28 May 1993 - 12:00am