Jun 2, 2015

A-bomb exhibit to be held in Nagasaki's U.S. sister city

A national peace memorial hall in Nagasaki says it will hold its annual overseas exhibition on the two atomic bombings this year in the of St. Paul, Minnesota, with which it has a sister-city relationship. The exhibition, organized by the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial ...

May 26, 2015

Japan to keep urging world leaders to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Government officials said they will continue to seek support at international gatherings for Japan’s proposal that world leaders visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki after a U.N. nuclear disarmament conference ended last week without issuing a consensus document. During the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference ...

U.N. disarmament talks collapse

May 23, 2015

U.N. disarmament talks collapse

The U.S. blocks a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, over a deadline for a nuclear-free Middle East zone.

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

May 23, 2015

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

Two limited express trains operated by Kyushu Railway Co. nearly crashed at a station on the Nagasaki main line on Friday. At around 12:20 p.m., the seven-car Kamome No. 19 entered a track leading to Hizen-Ryuo Station where the six-car Kamome No. 20 had ...

May 10, 2015

Offspring upholding hibakusha legacy

by Miya Tanaka

As aging hibakusha find it increasingly difficult to travel abroad to speak about the horrors of the nuclear attacks nearly 70 years ago, their children are stepping up efforts to follow in their footsteps. Toyoko Tasaki, 46, and Yukino Hirayama, 57, both living in ...

WWII park in U.S. to remain neutral

May 2, 2015

WWII park in U.S. to remain neutral

Promoting specific views on the history of U.S. atomic bomb development is not the intention of a national park to be built to commemorate facilities related to the Manhattan Project, the secret U.S. wartime atomic bomb program, the head of a body cooperating with ...

May 1, 2015

Mayors for Peace renew commitment to abolish nuclear weapons

Thousands of cities worldwide united in the pursuit of a nuclear-free world renewed their commitment to work toward the abolition of nuclear weapons during a gathering Wednesday at the United Nations, where a nuclear disarmament conference is underway. At the outset of the gathering ...