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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 ...

May 28, 2016

Japanese panel OKs pig-to-human transplantation

A subgroup of a Japanese health ministry council on Friday approved a proposal to lift a ban on transplanting cells and organs from pigs to humans. Making the proposal to the subgroup, a ministry study team called for a revision to transplantation guidelines because ...

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, ...

Full text of Obama's speech in Hiroshima

May 27, 2016

Full text of Obama's speech in Hiroshima

U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech in Hiroshima on Friday, as transcribed by The Japan Times: Seventy-one years ago, on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a ...

Korean Air jet catches fire at Haneda, forcing evacuation

May 27, 2016

Korean Air jet catches fire at Haneda, forcing evacuation

An engine fire forced a Korean Air jet to scrub takeoff at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Friday but its 320 passengers and crew managed to evacuate safely, transport ministry and airport officials said. Seven of the 302 passengers and 17 crew members on the ...