Nov 5, 2015

Suit filed in Hiroshima over radioactive 'black rain' zone

A group of residents from Hiroshima Prefecture have filed a class action lawsuit over health damage from their exposure to so-called black rain following the 1945 atomic bombing of the city. In the suit, filed with Hiroshima District Court on Wednesday, 64 plaintiffs have ...

Bees a barometer for Japan's ills, expert says

Oct 25, 2015

Bees a barometer for Japan's ills, expert says

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Mineo Kogenji, a 79-year-old retired honey farmer, has been endeavoring to plant trees across Japan to increase the amount of forests suitable for apiculture, or beekeeping. For nearly half a century, Kogenji has cultivated bees by traveling with them south to north each spring, ...

Fire at Hiroshima maid cafe leaves three people dead

Oct 9, 2015

Fire at Hiroshima maid cafe leaves three people dead

Three people died and a 21-year-old woman working at a maid cafe was in critical condition after a fire broke out just before 10 p.m. Thursday night in a building in Hiroshima’s entertainment district, police said Friday. Police found two bodies — one of ...

Hiroshima A-bomb museum admission fees to rise next April

Sep 7, 2015

Hiroshima A-bomb museum admission fees to rise next April

The fee for adults to get into the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum will quadruple to ¥200 next April to help pay for preserving the Atomic Bomb Dome and other buildings, Mayor Kazumi Matsui said Monday. A ticket for high school students and people aged ...