Apr 16, 2014

Foreigners flock to Hiroshima memorial museum in record numbers

Visits to The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum by foreign tourists hit a record high of 200,086 in 2013, the museum announced Wednesday. The figures followed a previous drop in attendance after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, and the ensuing Fukushima ...

Apr 8, 2014

Kishida wants leaders to visit A-bombed cities

At a ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament starting Friday, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday he hopes to call on the leaders of nuclear weapons states to visit the A-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “Having leaders of countries visit the atomic-bombed cities and ...

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 ...