Hiroshima vows central role in anti-nuke push

May 1, 2014

Hiroshima vows central role in anti-nuke push

Hiroshima Prefecture is aiming to promote efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons by becoming a hub for international peace, Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki said. “Destruction by nuclear weapons does not stop at physical damage, such as death and structural damage, but literally wipes out the entire ...

Mayors ask Ban to aid nuke ban treaty

Apr 29, 2014

Mayors ask Ban to aid nuke ban treaty

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki met with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday to hand over about 210,000 signatures of citizens calling for negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The signatures were collected over the past year by Mayors of ...

Apr 16, 2014

Foreigners flock to Hiroshima memorial museum in record numbers

Visits to The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum by foreign tourists hit a record high of 200,086 in 2013, the museum announced Wednesday. The figures followed a previous drop in attendance after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, and the ensuing Fukushima ...

Apr 8, 2014

Kishida wants leaders to visit A-bombed cities

At a ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament starting Friday, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday he hopes to call on the leaders of nuclear weapons states to visit the A-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “Having leaders of countries visit the atomic-bombed cities and ...

War memorials as varied as public's views

| Mar 31, 2014

War memorials as varied as public's views

by Eric Johnston

The controversial Yasukuni Shrine, a source of perennial tension between Japan and its East Asian neighbors, and the Peace Parks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are well-known in and out of Japan as the country’s representative war memorials, drawing millions of visitors each year. But ...

Mar 17, 2014

Nonnuclear states to call on China to join U.S.-Russia arms talks

A draft joint statement for a foreign ministerial meeting in Hiroshima next month involving Japan and other nonnuclear weapons states will call for countries including China to participate in the nuclear arms reduction talks between the U.S. and Russia, a government source said Sunday. ...