By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” opened Feb. 6, more than a year after the rest of the world, in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie. There were concerns that right-wing extremists may try […]
Retracing war past, ex-N. Korean POWs return to South Korea
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press YANGPYEONG, South Korea (AP) — Back in the country where they were detained as prisoners of war in the 1950s, two former North Korean soldiers now find little apparent objection or hostility, at least superficially — they were even welcomed by veterans who had fought for the South. But it’s […]
North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die
By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he […]
SYLP: My dad’s story
As a second generation Asian American from a family of refugees, I think it’s important to document my parents’ oral history. When I asked my dad what his experiences were like in fleeing his homeland, Vietnam, he readily opened up.
Reunion for Philippine Scouts honors those who defended freedom during WWII
Capt. Felipe Fernandez of the 26th Cavalry kept it in mind as Japanese mortar shells landed around him. He and his platoon were stranded in his homeland, the Philippines, during World War II.