Seaplanes touted as tourism lifeline in regional Japan

Oct 19, 2016

Seaplanes touted as tourism lifeline in regional Japan

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Seaplanes used to be a common form of transport in the Japanese archipelago, with scheduled cargo and passenger flights operating mainly in western Japan until the mid-1960s. But as shinkansen trains and regional airports, which enable faster transport links with greater capacity, developed, seaplanes ...

Sep 14, 2016

Japan eyes Hiroshima visit for Kazakh president in November

The government is arranging for Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to visit Hiroshima when he comes to Japan in early November for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a source knowledgeable about the bilateral relationship. Abe hopes to reach an agreement with Nazarbayev ...

Sep 9, 2016

A-bomb survivors criticize North Korea test

Atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, along with members of anti-nuclear groups and relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea expressed anger Friday over the North’s fifth nuclear test. Hiroshi Harada, a former director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum who survived ...

Nagasaki bomb museum displays paper crane made by Obama

Sep 3, 2016

Nagasaki bomb museum displays paper crane made by Obama

A paper crane made by U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Hiroshima in May went on display Saturday in Nagasaki, the second city hit by an American atomic bomb. The red paper crane, one of four made by the president during his ...