Nagasaki A-bomb survivor has pacifist mission

Mar 24, 2015

Nagasaki A-bomb survivor has pacifist mission

by Natsumi Tanaka

Hiroko Tsutsumi remembers being drawn to a photo in a leaflet for a war-related exhibition at a museum she visited last fall. “I wondered if my father looked like this man,” said Tsutsumi, 73, a survivor of the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of ...

Mar 19, 2015

A-bomb survivor groups condemn Putin remark on nuclear readiness

Atomic-bomb survivor groups in Nagasaki and Hiroshima have condemned a recent remark by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he was ready to put his country’s nuclear weapons on alert amid the crisis in Ukraine last year. Five Nagasaki-based groups said Wednesday they will send ...

Mar 12, 2015

South Korea honors ex-Nagasaki mayor over support for A-bomb survivors

The South Korean government honored Hitoshi Motoshima, the late mayor of Nagasaki, on Thursday in recognition of his support for Korean atomic bomb survivors. Park Jin-woong, South Korean consul general in Fukuoka, handed a letter of commendation to Motoshima’s wife Sueko in Nagasaki. Motoshima ...

Huis Ten Bosch theme park to get hotel staffed by robots

Jan 28, 2015

Huis Ten Bosch theme park to get hotel staffed by robots

A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will open this summer in Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture, the operator of the theme park said Tuesday. The two-story Henn na Hotel is scheduled to open July 17. It will ...

Jan 16, 2015

Sasebo girl may face prosecution: sources

Prosecutors on Friday handed the teenager suspected of murdering and dismembering her classmate last July to the Sasebo Police Station in Nagasaki Prefecture for safekeeping while she awaits her family court trial and potential criminal charges. Prosecutors have completed psychiatric tests on the 16-year-old, ...

Jan 5, 2015

Hiroshima, Nagasaki plan A-bomb exhibition in Washington

The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki plan to hold an exhibit in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary this year of the U.S. atomic bombings in World War II, Hiroshima officials said Monday. If held, it will be the first exhibition of its kind ...