Hiroshima unveils A-bomb anniversary projects

Feb 6, 2014

Hiroshima unveils A-bomb anniversary projects

The Hiroshima Municipal Government on Thursday unveiled 35 projects for the upcoming fiscal year to commemorate the 70th anniversary in 2015 of the city’s atomic bombing. The ¥107.01 million worth of projects getting under way in fiscal 2014, which starts April 1, will include ...

Jan 30, 2014

Marshall Islands chief to visit Hiroshima in February

Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak said he is ready to visit Hiroshima in February ahead of the 60th anniversary in March of the fatal U.S. hydrogen bomb test over Bikini Atoll that exposed nearly two dozen Japanese fishermen to radiation. In an interview in ...

English added to Hiroshima street signs

Jan 29, 2014

English added to Hiroshima street signs

Beginning in Hiroshima on Wednesday, the infrastructure ministry started adding English equivalents to street signs to make it easier for foreign visitors to find their way. A sign in the center of the city that read “Rijo-dori” in Roman letters now reads “Rijo dori ...

Jan 28, 2014

A-Bomb Dome to be reinforced after 70th anniversary

The Hiroshima Municipal Government unveiled Tuesday an outline for work to strengthen the Atomic Bomb Dome against earthquakes. The city plans to earmark funds for the project in its next budget and launch the work after the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing on ...

Jan 28, 2014

U.S. posts medical info on A-bombs

The U.S. Energy Department has made available online a report about the medical effects of the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to a Japanese scholar. Shigenobu Nagataki, an honorary professor at Nagasaki University, asked U.S. authorities last year to release ...

A-Bomb Dome to be quake-proofed

Jan 24, 2014

A-Bomb Dome to be quake-proofed

The Hiroshima Municipal Government plans to reinforce the Hiroshima Peace Memorial to prevent any damage from earthquakes, city sources said Friday. The memorial, also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome, a symbol of the August 1945 atomic bombing of the city, was the only ...

Rubble from Atomic Bomb Dome salvaged from river

Jan 22, 2014

Rubble from Atomic Bomb Dome salvaged from river

Rubble believed to be from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also known as the Atomic Bomb Dome, was salvaged Wednesday from the nearby Motoyasu River by a crane with support from Hiroshima University. Rebun Kayo, a 35-year-old graduate student at Hiroshima University, discovered granite chunks ...

Anglers hurt in collision with MSDF

Jan 15, 2014

Anglers hurt in collision with MSDF

A sports fishing boat capsized and sank Wednesday morning after colliding with a Maritime Self-Defense Force transport ship in the Seto Inland Sea off Otake, Hiroshima Prefecture, leaving two of the four men on board the leisure craft in critical condition, the Defense Ministry ...