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May 23, 2017

Draft of nuke ban treaty references atomic bomb victims

The head of U.N. negotiations aimed at banning nuclear weapons released a first draft of a treaty on Monday that includes references to the suffering of victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Costa Rica’s ambassador to the United Nations, Elayne Whyte ...

Efforts afoot to turn abandoned rural train lines into tourist attractions

May 23, 2017

Efforts afoot to turn abandoned rural train lines into tourist attractions

Abandoned rail lines once serving as lifelines for local industry are recapturing attention as tourist attractions. Last month, 15 groups from 12 prefectures inaugurated an association of regional promoters hoping that their railway legacies will attract visitors and help revitalize their aging rural communities. ...