Jul 31, 2014

U.S. envoy Kennedy to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will attend the annual A-bomb ceremony in Hiroshima next week to mark the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of the city, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. Kennedy previously visited Hiroshima during her first trip to ...

Jul 28, 2014

In online video, atomic-bomb survivors speak of emotional wounds

A video featuring hibakusha talking about their emotional scars has been posted online ahead of the 69th anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The 36-minute video was produced by the Tokyo-based nonprofit organization No More Hibakusha Kioku Isan wo Keisho ...

A-bomb survivors tell stories

May 1, 2014

A-bomb survivors tell stories

by Mami Maruko

Documentary filmmaker Shizu Azuma wants to send a message through her latest film, “Utsukushii Hito”: Just as we should never forget those who lost their lives in the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we should not forget those who survived, either. Completed ...

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 ...

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

Dec 10, 2013

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday visited Nagasaki for the first time since taking up her post last month. After visiting the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Kennedy said the visit was a “deeply moving experience” and that she would like to support the activities ...

Nov 3, 2013

Medical coverage to be improved for hibakusha abroad

Measures to support hibakusha living overseas will soon be bolstered, welfare minister Norihisa Tamura said at a recent news conference. The announcement was made after the Osaka District Court ruled on Oct. 24 that the prefecture’s refusal to cover medical expenses for A-bomb survivors ...

Nov 1, 2013

Foreign A-bomb survivors ask Abe to correct Hiroshima remarks

Six groups representing non-Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings are pressing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to correct his remarks that the Japanese are the “only people” to have experienced nuclear devastation in war. When Abe gave the annual prime minister speeches at the anniversary ...

Aging overseas hibakusha still seek equal treatment

Oct 30, 2013

Aging overseas hibakusha still seek equal treatment

Lee Hong-hyon, one of three South Koreans who filed a lawsuit in June 2011 to get the Japanese government to cover medical costs for atomic bomb victims who now live overseas, was the only one still alive to hear the Osaka District Court rule ...

Oct 18, 2013

Study raises A-bomb fallout exposure risks

A study by Hiroshima University researchers has shown that men who entered the city just after the 1945 atomic bombing face a greater chance of dying from cancer than those who came three days later. The findings suggest that human health may be impaired ...