Oct 20, 2016

New, fuel-efficient MSDF destroyer Asahi launched in Nagasaki

The Maritime Self-Defense Force’s newest destroyer was christened the Asahi and launched Wednesday at a shipyard in Nagasaki. The new destroyer, which is to go into service in March 2018, is the first MSDF ship that uses a combined gas turbine engine and electric ...

Sep 9, 2016

A-bomb survivors criticize North Korea test

Atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, along with members of anti-nuclear groups and relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea expressed anger Friday over the North’s fifth nuclear test. Hiroshi Harada, a former director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum who survived ...

Typhoon prompts wind, slide and flood warnings in Nagasaki

Sep 5, 2016

Typhoon prompts wind, slide and flood warnings in Nagasaki

Typhoon Namtheun made landfall in the city of Nagasaki early Monday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of strong winds, heavy rain, mudslides and flooding, especially along river valleys. After making landfall shortly after 1 a.m., the typhoon moved over the northwestern part of ...

Nagasaki bomb museum displays paper crane made by Obama

Sep 3, 2016

Nagasaki bomb museum displays paper crane made by Obama

A paper crane made by U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Hiroshima in May went on display Saturday in Nagasaki, the second city hit by an American atomic bomb. The red paper crane, one of four made by the president during his ...

Aug 4, 2016

Kennedy to miss Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb ceremonies

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will not be attending this year’s ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a U.S. Embassy official said. The ambassador, who has attended the ceremonies over the past two years, will be ...