Jul 25, 2016

Hiroshima students offer 1,000 paper cranes, call for peace at event

About 500 elementary and junior high school students offered 1,000 orizuru paper cranes Monday at the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. During the ceremony to pray for world peace, the cranes were placed at the “Genbaku no Ko” (“A-Bombed Child”) sculpture, ...

'Ishibumi': Tragic history set in stone

Jul 13, 2016

'Ishibumi': Tragic history set in stone

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An annual ritual on Japanese television on or around Aug. 6 is a number of special programs about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Truth be told, after many years in this country I tune out more than I tune in. Just as ...

Carp go from disappointing to dominating

Jul 6, 2016

Carp go from disappointing to dominating

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A year after nearly everyone picked the Hiroshima Carp to win their first Central League pennant since 1991, that elusive goal is now firmly on the agenda of the men in red. Hiroshima’s offense had scored 383 runs going into Wednesday’s games, more than ...