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2005-06-28 08:49:42

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - In a gesture of reconciliation, JapaneseEmperor Akihito made a surprise visit on Tuesday to a Koreanwar dead memorial during a pilgrimage to the island of Saipanwhere a decisive World War II battle was fought. Akihito, on his first overseas trip to honor war dead, alsobowed his head in silent prayer at two rocky heights whereJapanese soldiers and civilians leapt to their deaths ratherthan surrender in shame. The emperor's journey coincides with a chill in...

2005-06-28 06:46:05

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - In a gesture of reconciliation, JapaneseEmperor Akihito made a surprise visit on Tuesday to a Koreanwar dead memorial during a pilgrimage to the island of Saipanwhere a decisive World War II battle was fought. Akihito, on his first overseas trip to honor war dead, alsobowed his head in silent prayer at two rocky heights whereJapanese soldiers and civilians leapt to their deaths ratherthan surrender in shame. The emperor's journey coincides with a chill in...

2005-06-28 02:23:33

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, on apilgrimage to the U.S. territory of Saipan where a decisiveWorld War II battle was fought, abruptly changed his officialschedule on Tuesday to visit a memorial to Koreans who died inthe war. Akihito's journey, his first trip outside Japan to payrespects to war dead, coincides with a deterioration in Japan'sties with China and South Korea, still tormented by the wartimepast 60 years later. Korean residents of Saipan had asked...

2005-06-27 09:57:11

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito began apilgrimage to the site of one of World War II's most decisivebattles on Monday to pay tribute to those who died in aconflict that still haunts Tokyo's ties with Asian neighbors,60 years after its end. The journey to the U.S. territory of Saipan -- the first byAkihito outside Japan to mourn war dead -- coincides with achill in Tokyo's ties with China and South Korea, where manyfeel Japan has not owned up to its wartime...

2005-06-27 03:41:43

By Linda Sieg SAIPAN (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito headed for thesite of one of World War II's most decisive battles on Mondayto pay tribute to those who died in a conflict that stillhaunts Tokyo's ties with Asian neighbors, 60 years after itsend. The journey to the U.S. territory of Saipan -- the first byAkihito outside Japan to mourn war dead -- coincides with achill in Tokyo's ties with China and South Korea, where manyfeel Japan has not owned up to its wartime atrocities....


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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