Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

Jun 30, 2016

Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

The Hiroshima city government will loan some of the paper cranes gifted by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, a municipal official said Thursday. Obama folded four cranes, giving them to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and to elementary and ...

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Jun 29, 2016

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Two people are in comas following heavy rain in Kyushu on Tuesday and Wednesday, which triggered landslides in Kagoshima and Nagasaki prefectures. According to the Meteorological Agency, 61.5 mm of rain per hour was reported in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday morning, following 263 ...

Heavy rain kills six in Kumamoto

Jun 21, 2016

Heavy rain kills six in Kumamoto

Torrential rain in Kumamoto Prefecture has left six people dead as of Tuesday from mudslides and widespread flooding in the region, authorities reported. The Meteorological Agency said the rainfall in Kyushu is the highest received in several years. Weather authorities also warned of more ...

Shimabara city marks 25 years since Fugen Peak disaster

Jun 3, 2016

Shimabara city marks 25 years since Fugen Peak disaster

The city of Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture, commemorated Friday the 43 victims of a huge pyroclastic flow that 25 years ago spewed from Mount Unzen’s Fugen Peak. Fugen Peak erupted on Nov. 17, 1990, for the first time in around 200 years and caused a ...

Why was Nagasaki nuked?

Jun 1, 2016

Why was Nagasaki nuked?

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki will remain a burden on American conscience — Hiroshima because it was the world's first atomic bombing, setting a precedent, and Nagasaki because it was a blatantly wanton act.

Hibakusha rate Obama's Hiroshima speech highly

May 28, 2016

Hibakusha rate Obama's Hiroshima speech highly

Atomic bomb survivors hailed U.S. President Barack Obama’s remarks in Hiroshima on Friday, saying he expressed his unchanged intention to create a world without nuclear weapons. The 17-minute remarks highlighted “his determination not to create hibakusha anymore,” said one of survivors of the 1945 ...

May 28, 2016

Hiroshima, Nagasaki mayors hail Obama's historic visit

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hailed U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday, almost 71 years after the two cities suffered atomic bombings in the closing days of World War II. Speaking to reporters, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said, “I ...

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

May 28, 2016

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

President Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast. He spoke briefly with two survivors in the audience after his remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: Sunao Tsuboi, ...