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More WW2-era explosives found on Okinawa

More than 900 pieces of unexploded ordinance were found in Okinawa this week buried underneath a restaurant. Construction workers on a road expansion project detected the explosives with a metal detector and notified police Wednesday morning, Kiyotaka Maedomari, a senior police official in Itoman city, told AFP. An army bomb disposal squad discovered the total...

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Another day, another unexploded ordnance

The S.F. Examiner.com has an article about a World War II-era unexploded bomb that was uncovered at a construction site in Toyama. The site was a former elementary school. During the disposal work some phosphorus from a bomb ignited and caused an intense fire that burned for many hours.  According to Japanese television news broadcasts on...

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WWII-era mine blown up in Kobe

Via Japan Probe, a naval mine was recently blown up in place by the Maritime Self Defense Force in Kobe. More details. Just two weeks ago an unexploded bomb in Goettingen, Germany killed three bomb disposal experts trying to disarm it.

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