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. ...

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 ...