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Excavation of the cave on Peleliu. (Credit: Steve Ballinger)

Bodies of Japanese WWII Soldiers Found in Island Caves

The remains of six Japanese soldiers killed during battle on the island of Peleliu in 1944 have been discovered after being sealed in a cave for 70 years.

Image of the Musashi captured by the underwater probe (Credit: Paul Allen)

WWII’s Largest Battleship Revealed After 70 Years Underwater

After an eight-year search, a research team sponsored by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has discovered the shipwreck of the massive Japanese battleship Musashi.

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The Original Godzilla Attacks Tokyo, 60 Years Ago

The classic Japanese science fiction film “Gojira,” about a prehistoric monster brought back to life by nuclear testing, made its debut on November 3, 1954.

Pisces V submersible at the deck of the I-400 submarine (Credit: NOAA HURL Archives)

Japanese Mega-Submarine From WWII Discovered off Hawaii

Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago.

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Six Things You Should Know About Tokyo

One hundred and sixty years after Commodore Matthew Perry “opened” Japan to the west, discover some surprising facts about the Japanese capital.

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Sunken Cities

As news breaks that Venice is (still) sinking, explore other cities that have slipped beneath the waves.

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Japan Pledges to Find Remains of Iwo Jima Dead

Japan has vowed to locate the remains of an estimated 12,000 troops still missing since the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Did Lead Makeup Poison Samurai Kids & Topple Japan’s Shogunate?

A recent study of samurai families’ remains suggests that lead-based makeup may have contributed to the decline of Japan’s Edo period.