Aug 26, 2015

Former U.S. official urges vigilance on threat of nuclear war

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry underscored at a U.N. disarmament conference on Wednesday the need to visit Hiroshima, one of the two Japanese cities attacked by the U.S. with atomic bombs in 1945, to understand the reality of nuclear weapons. Perry warned ...

Aug 20, 2015

Hiroshima marks anniversary of deadly mudslides

The Hiroshima municipal and prefectural governments held a memorial service on Thursday afternoon to mark the first anniversary of mudslides that killed 75 people. In the morning before the ceremony, families of the victims and other mourners laid flowers and gifts and prayed for ...

Aug 15, 2015

Oral tradition and the bomb

A new program pairs volunteers with survivors of the atomic bombings to their memories, their stories and their words alive via the tradition of oral storytelling.

Aug 11, 2015

Overseas A-bomb survivors likely to get Japanese medical aid

The Supreme Court is expected to uphold a lower court ruling that seeks to provide medical aid to overseas survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In June last year, the Osaka High Court found three survivors in South Korea eligible ...

Hiroshima atomic bombing should never be repeated, says U.S. diplomat

Aug 7, 2015

Hiroshima atomic bombing should never be repeated, says U.S. diplomat

A U.S. diplomat who attended this week’s 70th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima says nuclear weapons should never be used again. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller was the highest-ranking U.S. official at Thursday’s ceremony. Gottemoeller ...