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2005-06-27 01:02:27

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito was to head forthe U.S. territory of Saipan on Monday to mourn those who diedin World War II, 60 years after the end of a conflict thatstill haunts his country's ties with its Asian neighbors. The journey, the first by Akihito outside Japan to pray forwar dead, coincides with a chill in Tokyo's relations withChina and South Korea, where many feel Japan has not owned upto the misery caused by its past military aggression. Elderly...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.