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Apr 21, 2016

Hiroshima mayor seeks no apology by Obama for A-bombing

Hiroshima’s mayor indicated Thursday he is not seeking an apology for the atomic bombing of the city if U.S. President Barack Obama decides to visit sometime around the Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture next month. “We naturally have feelings to pursue responsibility ...

Apr 21, 2016

Fears grow as Takahama reactors near restart

As two aging reactors in the town of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, move toward restart, safety concerns are growing in neighboring prefectures and municipalities within 30 km of the plant. Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 1 and 2 reactors are over 40 years old, ...

Matsui far from alone in pushing nuclear debate

| Apr 16, 2016

Matsui far from alone in pushing nuclear debate

Out from the murky, quivering flames/ Of burning, festering Hiroshima/ You look so monstrous, but could not know/ How far removed you are now from mankind — Excerpted from Toge Sankichi’s “Hibakusha” (“A-Bomb Survivor”), translated by N. Palchikoff All eyes are now on whether ...