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 ...

Jan 5, 2015

Hiroshima, Nagasaki plan A-bomb exhibition in Washington

The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki plan to hold an exhibit in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary this year of the U.S. atomic bombings in World War II, Hiroshima officials said Monday. If held, it will be the first exhibition of its kind ...

Dec 4, 2014

Emperor, Empress visit Hiroshima A-bomb memorial

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Thursday visited Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima and laid flowers at the cenotaph for atomic bomb victims. Afterward, the Imperial couple visited one of the city’s four nursing homes for hibakusha and offered words of encouragement to the ...

Nov 12, 2014

Government beefs up law to help prevent landslide disasters

The Diet enacted a bill to revise the landslide disaster prevention law on Wednesday, after mudslides killed more than 70 people in the city of Hiroshima in August. The revised law allows the central government to demand that prefectural governments speed up basic surveys ...

Black Rain

| Oct 11, 2014

Black Rain

by Kris Kosaka

Masuji Ibuse’s classic 1965 novel “Black Rain” takes readers into the everyday lives of a family poisoned by radiation sickness. The narrative structure carefully balances between the present time of the novel and journal entries from the bombings of Hiroshima to craft a carefully ...

New documents released on Manhattan Project director Oppenheimer

Oct 9, 2014

New documents released on Manhattan Project director Oppenheimer

The U.S. Department of Energy has declassified documents related to a Cold War hearing for the man who directed the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bombs and was later accused of having communist sympathies. The department last week released transcripts of the 1950s ...