TALES FROM HISTORY

The Takarajima Incident — Tragedy on Treasure Island

English whalers’ demand for beef has dire consequences

Takarajima is the home of black cattle. (Pen_ash, Pixabay, No attribution required.)

My dear friend’s father, Ed, was an American officer involved in training Japanese pilots in the 1950s for the nascent Japanese Self-Defense Force. During his years in Japan, he became friends with the descendent of a…

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