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June 1, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Toshikazu Kase, 101, a veteran diplomat who took part in the signing of Japan's surrender to the United States in World War II and other major events in his country's modern history, died May 21 of heart failure in Kamakura, Japan. Born in Chiba prefecture east of Tokyo on Jan. 12, 1903, Kase studied at Amherst College and Harvard University. He joined Japan's Foreign Ministry and was director of the North America division when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
April 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
Astronaut Neil Armstrong's first words from the moon, speeches by President Woodrow Wilson and Gen. Douglas MacArthur and songs by Al Jolson, Muddy Waters and Nirvana are among 50 recordings being set aside for special preservation by the Library of Congress. The library on Tuesday announced the new selections for its National Recording Registry. News broadcasts include Wilson's speech of Nov. 11, 1923, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.
March 7, 1986
Almost 90 years ago, U.S. troops occupied the Philippines. The Philippine people were derisively referred to as "our little children." One of our objectives was to teach these "children" democracy. During World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines promising freedom and democracy. After the war, the United States established a democratic government before withdrawing. When Ferdinand Marcos usurped and corrupted the democratic process in the Philippines, the United States turned a blind eye. America flouted its own democratic principles by ignoring the growing unrest against the Marcos regime.
July 31, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Richard Cushing, an Associated Press war correspondent in Asia during World War II and later the head of the Voice of America, died Friday. He was 87. Cushing, who worked for AP in San Francisco for 15 years, was sent to the Pacific in the final year of World War II as a correspondent in the Philippines and Japan. He and two other correspondents were the first Americans to enter Tokyo after the war ended, his son said. Cushing covered the Japanese surrender to Gen.
April 4, 1991 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
A "Freedom Shrine" displaying reproductions of documents such as the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and letters from statesmen will be dedicated today at Costa Mesa High School. The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor erected the permanent shrine several weeks ago, club member Bill Demeulle said. The shrine contains plaques and 28 feet of documents and is one of several that will be placed this year throughout the country. Among the letters are a statement from President John F.
October 2, 1986
The "whitewash" that the Education Ministry of Japan gave to the brutalities and atrocities committed by Japan before and during World War II is an affront to every American serviceman who fought against this aggression. It is also a desecration to the memory of the Americans murdered on the Bataan Death March, to those Americans who were murdered and starved to death in Japanese prisons, and to those Americans who gave their lives in the Pacific. One thing these Japanese historians fail to remember is that were it not for Gen. Douglas MacArthur's stand against Russia, which wanted to carve out part of Japan for Russian domination, the people of Japan would be Russian slaves today.
June 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a veteran of Pacific campaigns in World War II, pledged his support today for U.S.-Philippine plans to recapture this historic island's battle monuments from vandals and jungle rot. Shultz, in the first public appearance of a three-day trip to the Philippines, saw evidence of the decay during a tour of the island led by James Black Jr., a Corregidor-born businessman and historian.
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