Roger Yamaguchi

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Japan Is Dying And We Still Don't Get It?!

Japan, you gave us karate, Godzilla, walkmans (remember those?), sushi, Hello Kitty, and cars which didn’t fall apart. Though we fought you bitterly …

Nazi Commander Rommel Fed British D-Day Captive Beer and Cigarettes in Jail

A British soldier who fell in to the clutches of the Nazis during D-Day in World War II has revealed Rommel gave him beer and cigarettes after his …

WWII Love Letters Reveal 3 Soldiers Vying for Same Woman’s Heart

They say true love knows no boundaries, and a collection of recently discovered World War II love letters between a soldier and the apple of his eye, …

How WWI Produced the Holocaust

The First World War paved the way for the American Century, but in fact it was the losers who would dictate the course of history for decades to come.<p>…

Unbroken: What the Movie Doesn't Say about Zamperini

Just days before his death Olympic track athlete and former WWII prisoner of war Louis Zamperini finished his final race: the completion of his book,</i> …

5 Unfought Wars That Would Have Changed Everything

Some day we're going to look back at the wars of the 20th century and laugh. Except not really, because they were awful and horrifying. But we can …

Dismantling the German myth of 'Trümmerfrauen' | DW | 24.11.2014

Chiseled in stone, hammer in hand, her hair bound in a knotted kerchief - monuments to Germany's Trümmerfrau ("rubble woman") can be found in many …

Sainsbury’s Christmas truce advert ‘confuses understanding’ of the First World War

It has fiercely divided public opinion, being branded ‘dangerous and disrespectful’ by the <i>Guardian</i>, and hailed by others as a beautiful tribute to …

Box Of Love Letters Reveals Grandfather Didn't Escape WWII With 'Everyone'

Karl Wildman was the hero of his family — he escaped Vienna at the start of World War II and became a successful doctor in the United States. When Karl died, his granddaughter Sarah Wildman found a hidden trove of love letters from a woman Karl left behind in Vienna.<p>Her grandmother had said she'd …

Rising Sun Revisited: Does Japan Want to Re-Awaken the Empire? | NEWSREP

By the time the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945, the once-great nation had seen its empire, which once spanned …

Ukrainian textbooks to remove "Great Patriotic War" designation for WWII

New textbooks in Ukraine will replace the Soviet term “Great Patriotic War” with the phrase Second World War, which is used worldwide, said Education …

The Unusual Story of WWII Code-Breaker Alan Turing | The Takeaway | WNYC

The film "The Imitation Game" opens this weekend and tells the story about the mathematician Alan Turing, who helped break Nazi coded messages but …

'The Imitation Game': How the World's First Computer Scientist Helped Defeat the Nazis

A new Hollywood movie tells the story of Alan Turing, who cracked the German military's secret codes by building the world's first computer.<p>If you've never heard of Alan Turing, the British mathmatician and genius who helped bring an end to World War II by cracking German military codes, you're not …

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Holocaust victims' shoes stolen from Polish museum

Thieves have stolen eight shoes belonging to Holocaust victims from a museum in Poland, the latest in a series of thefts targeting memorials to those killed in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.<p>The shoes were stolen from a permanent exhibition at the Majdanek State Museum in Lublin, …

The Internet Has Changed the Way We Remember War

I spoke to Tate Modern curator Simon Baker about <em>Conflict, Time, Photography</em>, a new exhibition featuring the work of Don McCullin, Simon Norfolk, and Chloe Dewe Mathews.<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK​</i><p>Contemplation and a thorough interrogation of what it is to actually remember …

Bill Belichick Gives a Very Belichick Answer About Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

Bill Belichick is a treasure chest of dry, unenthused wisdom.<p>He regards press conferences as irresponsible expenditures of oxygen and has about as much use for whimsical storylines as he does full-length sleeves.<p>So when reporters began throwing up mawkish questions about Tom Brady and Aaron …

The Most Technologically Advanced Warship Ever Built

When the Navy needs to surprise and overwhelm an inland enemy, it can send in its new Zumwalt-class destroyer.<p>When the USS <i>Zumwalt</i> rolls out of dry dock at Bath Iron Works in Maine next year, the Navy's newest warship will be 100 feet longer than the destroyers currently serving around the globe—and …

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days …

How Britain Beat Germany’s Magnetic Sea Mines

Luck and ingenuity saved Great Britain from the Third Reich’s World War II undersea explosives<p>At the outbreak of World War II, the German navy and …

Korean Heroine Tortured by Japan Haunts Pages of History

A 17-year-old Korean girl tortured to death for opposing Japanese colonial rulers nearly a century ago has become the latest touchstone of the …

25 Hottest Ladies of the 2014 Australian Open

The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year and marks the official beginning of the tennis season. That means it is time for a …

Best of 'College GameDay' from Harvard: Yale diplomas and science

Harvard would like you to know that Harvard is very smart, and Yale is not very smart.<p>For the first time in its history, ESPN's <i>College GameDay</i> went to Boston for the Harvard-Yale rivalry.<p>It was one of those weeks in which a commentator like Kirk Herbstreit praises the participants in this rivalry …

Pac-12 refs ejected Michael Lowe & reversed 3 Cal touchdowns, including 2 with NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE!

First of all, let me say this to Stanford. You won. Congrats. You won so thoroughly and Cal played so poorly, I'll even call you Stanford all week. …

Federer clinches decisive point for Switzerland to win Davis Cup final

Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.<p>The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big …

Federer legend grows with Davis Cup win

All four Grand Slam titles -- a record 17 in total -- six ATP year-end titles, 23 Masters Series, Olympic gold and now the Davis Cup for Switzerland.<p>The Olympic title of course was in the doubles with Stan Wawrinka in Beijing in 2008 and he has yet to match great rival Rafael Nadal and Andre Agassi …

College Football Playoff Update: High Stakes For Florida State, UCLA

The Florida State Seminoles have not lost a football game in almost two years. After succumbing to Florida on Nov. 24, 2012, they recovered to win …

Why the World Cup Round of 16 Continues to Be Mexico's Downfall

Six successive rounds of 16 and not a single ticket to the quarterfinals: That's Mexico's reality. No other team in the planet holds this record.<p>In the past six World Cups, El Tri have had players of the likes of Jorge Campos, Claudio Suarez, Ramon Ramirez, Luis Hernandez, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, …