Tag Archives: World War II

‘Comfort women’ film a sleeper hit

A documentary film on the lives of 22 sex slaves in China who survived World War II has become an unlikely hit. Su Beiqi, the head of the film’s promotional team, said they expected the low-budget documentary, Twenty Two, which was shown on just 1 percent of China’s 45,000 screens on its opening day Monday, […]

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Cluster of Flying Tigers relics found

Experts studying the history of the Flying Tigers in China said they have discovered the largest and most concentrated cluster of relics sites related to the legendary US volunteer air squadron, which helped China fight Japanese invaders during World War II.

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Rare footage shows pain of ‘comfort women’

Newly uncovered footage of seven “comfort women” provides video evidence of the Japanese Army’s sexual enslavement of hundreds of thousands of women from Asian countries during World War II.

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Film gives face to ‘comfort women’

After decades of living in silence and shame, “comfort women” have been given a face in a new documentary that relays first-hand accounts of their brutal experiences during a horrific chapter of history.

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Abe visits Pearl Harbor, no apology

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed condolences and talked about reconciliation and the growing post-war alliance between Japan and the US on Tuesday during his visit to Pearl Harbor, but did not offer an apology for the attack 75 years ago.

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Recovering China’s WWII past

A significant part of China’s World War II film history may be lost, and a new documentary brings to life the challenge of recovering mere scraps of it.

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