Matthew O'Connell sat down to chat with us about his new mystery novel Spirit of the Fox, which takes readers on a thrilling ride into Japanese culture and beyond. Clearly, Matt is passionate about writing, but the award-winning entrepreneur is also passionate about giving back, so much so he donates part of the earnings from his books to causes that help animals, whether they are dogs and cats in the United States or elephants in Africa. Spirit of the Fox is brilliant. It takes you on a mysterious journey that is simply captivating. An ...
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Performing Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Mikado," with its dated stereotypes of the Japanese characters, now causes controversy in some cities, something Baltimore's Young Victorian Theatre Company seeks to avoid as it prepares to stage the work.
Japan's only public English language channel began airing programs Tuesday on Maryland Public Television, including international news from Tokyo and lifestyle programs on Japanese society, politics, culture and food.
Five open house meetings will be held in the next two weeks about a potential high-speed rail service that would shorten the 40-mile commute between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes, officials said.
Before there was unconditional victory over Imperial Japan in World War II, there were some ignominious defeats. One of the worst took place on the Philippine island of Luzon where 25,000 U.S. soldiers supported and trained 100,000 Philippine troops.
Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, with the war already raging in Europe and Japan's increasing threat, plans were already being made for the internment of enemy aliens. The Alien Registration Act of 1940 required all aliens 14 and older to register with the government. What the military did not plan for, however, was a huge influx of captured prisoners of war being held in the continental United States. Fort Meade became a key location for both
Seventy years ago today, Harford County residents erupted in celebration when they heard the news that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, bringing the United States' nearly four-year involvement in World War II, and the war itself, to an end.
Matsuyama and Takako Chiba, 73, both survivors of the bombing in Hiroshima, visited Baltimore and Rockville as part of a trip to the U.S. with the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee Thursday. Yukie Ikebe and the Heartful Chorus sang "Amazing Grace" and Japanese songs during a commemoration celebration.
Gov. Larry Hogan took a ride Thursday on Japan's high-speed magnetic levitation train and expressed enthusiastic interest in a technology that has been touted as a way to travel between Baltimore and Washington in 15 minutes. He announced Maryland would seek a $28 million grant to study the possibility of a Baltimore-Washington maglev line.