May 27, 2016

Key dates in the nuclear arms race

Here is a timeline of the development of nuclear weapons, as U.S. President Barack Obama pays a historic visit to the city of Hiroshima on Friday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the only two cities to suffer an atomic bombing, carried out by U.S. planes ...

Hiroshima bombing: the morning the Earth shook

May 27, 2016

Hiroshima bombing: the morning the Earth shook

With a blinding flash of light and an ear-splitting roar, the age of nuclear conflict arrived with terrifying and awe-inspiring force on Aug. 6, 1945, changing the course of history, and killing 140,000 people. That morning was a run-of-the-mill one for most Hiroshima residents. ...

May 27, 2016

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and its effect on people

The atomic blast in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, killed 140,000 people; tens of thousands died instantly, while the rest succumbed to injuries or illness in the weeks, months and years afterwards. Ball of fire The first thing people noticed was an “intense ball ...

May 24, 2016

Atomic bomb exhibit opens in Mie near G-7 summit venue

An atomic bomb exhibition has kicked off in Mie Prefecture, where leaders from the Group of Seven advanced countries will meet later this week for an annual summit. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the cities devastated by U.S. atomic bombs in the closing days of World ...