Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

Jul 18, 2015

Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

One of two ancient Japanese Buddhist statues stolen in 2012 by South Korean thieves arrived Saturday in the southwestern island city of Tsushima, where it was originally kept, the city office said. A bronze standing figure of the Tathagata Buddha, designated an important national ...

Tyrannosaur teeth unearthed in Nagasaki

Jul 14, 2015

Tyrannosaur teeth unearthed in Nagasaki

Two fossilized teeth of what could be the largest carnivorous dinosaur that ever existed in Japan have been found in a geological layer some 81 million years old in Nagasaki, the city and a Fukui prefectural museum said Tuesday. The dinosaur, from the Tyrannosauridae ...

First A-bomb exhibition in 20 years in Washington begins

Jun 15, 2015

First A-bomb exhibition in 20 years in Washington begins

An exhibition underscoring the misery inflicted on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. atomic bombings in 1945 has gotten underway in Washington for the first time in 20 years. Two survivors pleaded for efforts toward the abolition of nuclear weapons before some 150 people ...