The end of the Romanovs

The end of the Romanovs THE ROMANOVS. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: OLGA, MARIA, NICHOLAS II, ALEXANDRA, ANASTASIA, ALEXEI, AND TATIANA. PICTURED AT LIVADIA PALACE IN 1913. IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS. On 17 July 1918, after three centuries … Continue reading

Why Did Japan Treat Jews Differently During World War II?

During World War II, why did the Japanese refuse orders from Nazi Germany, its wartime ally, to kill all the Jews within its borders? A new book from Academic Studies Press, “Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and … Continue reading

A Secret History of the Jews in Japan

          A secret Japanese history By Monica Porter I have just returned from my second trip to Japan (I have family there) and once again, I’ve been amazed by those most impressive of peoples and their … Continue reading

Eyewitness account of the Russo-Japanese War

There were official observers of the Russo-Japanese War whose documents contributed to our knowledge of the first Modern War. My grandfather was a soldier, and later an officer, in the Russian army during this war, and he kept diaries that … Continue reading

On this day in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt Won the Nobel Peace Prize

On December 10, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American (and first President) to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for brokering an end to the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), a war that claimed between … Continue reading

Baron Takahashi, Who Raised Funds for Japan in Russo-Japanese War, Also Pulled Japan Out of Depression

I have previously written about Jacob Schiff, who provided the funding for Japan to defeat Russia in the Russo-Japanese War. This is about the Baron from Japan who sought to raise those funds. WSJ Archive: The Life and Times of … Continue reading

How Jewish Bankers Helped Changed the Balance of Geopolitical Powers in 1905

See my latest article, below: How Jewish Bankers Helped Changed the Balance of Geopolitical Powers in 1905 by Bryna Kranzler A chance conversation over dinner in London between a despondent baron from Japan and a Jewish investment banker resulted in an … Continue reading