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Ballerina Morishita still dancing for world peace

Aug 9, 2013

Ballerina Morishita still dancing for world peace

Leading ballet dancer Yoko Morishita, who was born in Hiroshima three years after the city’s atomic bombing, says her mission is to dance for peace. “I believe it is my mission to offer prayers for peace and to continue to dance,” said the 64-year-old, ...

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

Jul 25, 2013

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

“Hadashi no Gen” (“Barefoot Gen”), a manga series by the late Keiji Nakazawa, marks the 40th anniversary of its publication this year, reminding both child and adult readers alike of the horrors of nuclear warfare. The series started in the June 4, 1973, edition ...