Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in his address largely focused on the damages Japan suffered on its turf, including the US atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and massive firebombings across the country.
Escalating tensions between the Western alliance and Russia have revived the long political dispute between Moscow and Tokyo, a NATO ally, on the islands in the Pacific.
Japan, which has committed itself to non-violence officially since WWII, might turn away from its pacifist stance as Russian, Chinese belligerence mounts tensions across the Pacific region.
Both states are part of the European Union and have tried to maintain neutrality - until Russia’s recent offensive in Ukraine.
Joe Biden and other NATO leaders previously ruled out the possibility of the Western alliance's direct involvement in the conflict. But as Russia mounts pressure on Kiev, some argue that NATO's stance may change.
Ukraine literally means “on the edge,” which explains why the country is caught between Russia and the West in a near prophetic vision.
"Our plans are not to occupy Ukraine, we do not plan to impose ourselves on anyone," said Vladimir Putin after the Russian military strike on Ukraine. Is he saying one thing and meaning another?
Being an intelligence chief is not an easy job and occupies that treacherous border between legality and illegality. Here are some spy chiefs that have ended up on the wrong side of that border.
In major European nations like the UK and France, populist movements dominate the political landscape. But in Germany, mainstream politics continues to rule.
A new documentary from Netflix explores the pleasant lives led by Nazi scientists on US soil after WWII, who were attended hand-and-foot by Jewish American soldiers.
Offering the means of war to anyone who can afford it will transform warfare and — if left unchecked — can thrust the world into an era of perpetual fighting and suffering.
Prosecutors argue that the woman, Irmgard Furchner, was part of the apparatus that helped the Nazis' Stutthof camp function during World War II more than 75 years ago.
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