A group of over 8,700 people have sued the Japanese daily Asahi for articles on sexual slavery during World War II and have sought compensation and apology for "spreading erroneous facts to international society", the Mainichi newspaper reported Tuesday.
China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said on Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan".
Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim`s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan`s Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday.
For the fifth year in a row, Lou Conter made the trip to Honolulu from his Alta Sierra, California, home to remember his USS Arizona shipmates who died in the surprise air attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
A Japanese-built facility in China on Monday began destroying the largest cache of World War II chemical weapons abandoned in the country, Tokyo officials said, in a rare case of co-operation between the two countries.
Queen Elizabeth II is older, her husband's face more etched by time, but the Remembrance Sunday ceremony remains reassuringly the same: two minutes of silence, then the monarch lays a poppy-laden wreath at the foot of the Cenotaph, followed by senior royals and other dignitaries.
Identifying obsolete Acts, the Law Commission on Monday recommended repeal of 73 more statutes, including the one which prescribed punishment for those who dissuaded people from taking part in wars in which the British Empire was engaged, taking the number of such laws to 258.