Mar 19, 2015

A-bomb survivor groups condemn Putin remark on nuclear readiness

Atomic-bomb survivor groups in Nagasaki and Hiroshima have condemned a recent remark by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he was ready to put his country’s nuclear weapons on alert amid the crisis in Ukraine last year. Five Nagasaki-based groups said Wednesday they will send ...

Feb 23, 2015

Aging Hiroshima A-bomb survivors' group to disband

One of the nation’s largest groups representing survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and their children will be disbanded at the end of March because its elderly members are finding it too hard to keep the group going, members said Monday. The ...

Hiroshima Carp girls giving underfunded ball team a lift

Jan 8, 2015

Hiroshima Carp girls giving underfunded ball team a lift

While the Hiroshima Carp are often contenders for Nippon Professional Baseball’s Japan Series, the media have apparently crowned the team’s female fans as champions. In fact, the team is so popular with women that one of the top 10 buzz phrases of 2014 was ...