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How Tens Of Thousands Of Soldiers Died In The Bloody WWII Battle Of Iwo Jima

How Tens Of Thousands Of Soldiers Died In The Bloody WWII Battle Of Iwo Jima

One American general called the Battle of Iwo Jima “the most savage and the most costly battle in the history of the Marine Corps.”
The Legend Of Tomoe Gozen: Japan’s Most Fearsome Female Samurai

The Legend Of Tomoe Gozen: Japan’s Most Fearsome Female Samurai

Legend has it Tomoe Gozen commanded as many as 1,000 men and that she was as fearless and ruthless as she was beautiful.
This Week In History News, June 30 – July 6

This Week In History News, June 30 – July 6

Ancient Iraqi palace uncovered, World War II servicemen's remains found, biblical mosaics from 1.600-year-old synagogue brought to light.
Despite Public Outcry And Low Demand, Japan Resumes Whale Hunting After 31-Year Ban

Despite Public Outcry And Low Demand, Japan Resumes Whale Hunting After 31-Year Ban

Whaling has been a Japanese tradition for centuries and was particularly important post-World War II to feed the country's poor. Now, the government wants to revive the whaling industry despite growing disinterest in whale meat among Japanese.
String Of Acquittals In Japanese Rape Cases Sparks Mass Protests

String Of Acquittals In Japanese Rape Cases Sparks Mass Protests

In one recent case, a father who raped his underage daughter was allowed to walk free even though the sex was proven to be non-consensual because prosecutors couldn't prove that she sufficiently fought back.
This Week In History News, May 26 – June 1

This Week In History News, May 26 – June 1

LSD-laced 1960s radio equipment found, ancient Japanese woman reconstructed, Roman town unearthed.
Researchers Successfully Reconstruct The Face Of A 3,600-Year-Old Woman From Ancient Japan Using Her Molar

Researchers Successfully Reconstruct The Face Of A 3,600-Year-Old Woman From Ancient Japan Using Her Molar

Thanks to modern-day genome sequencing technology, we now know more about Japan's ancient world than ever before — and all because of a tooth.
400-Year-Old Japanese Festival Has Babies Compete To Cry The Loudest

400-Year-Old Japanese Festival Has Babies Compete To Cry The Loudest

The Naki Sumo or Nakizumo Crying Baby Festival celebrates the belief that crying babies bring good health and fortune to their futures as well as ward off evil spirits.
US Navy Shipwreck Of World War II-Era USS Hornet Found 17,500 Feet Underwater After 76 Years

US Navy Shipwreck Of World War II-Era USS Hornet Found 17,500 Feet Underwater After 76 Years

Through a research expedition funded by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the deep sea R/V Petrel vessel located the USS Hornet and captured priceless footage.
29 Yakuza Tattoo Photos That Reveal The Japanese Art Of Irezumi

29 Yakuza Tattoo Photos That Reveal The Japanese Art Of Irezumi

Discover the 12,000-year history of irezumi, the ancient form of Japanese body art widely seen as a Yakuza tattoo tradition today.
The Eerie Reason Why Ships Full Of Dead Bodies Keep Washing Up In Japan

The Eerie Reason Why Ships Full Of Dead Bodies Keep Washing Up In Japan

Small Japanese villages have been visited by abandoned fishing vessels, some awash with dead bodies. But the reason why this may be is even more startling than their discovery.