May 10, 2015

Offspring upholding hibakusha legacy

by Miya Tanaka

As aging hibakusha find it increasingly difficult to travel abroad to speak about the horrors of the nuclear attacks nearly 70 years ago, their children are stepping up efforts to follow in their footsteps. Toyoko Tasaki, 46, and Yukino Hirayama, 57, both living in ...

WWII park in U.S. to remain neutral

May 2, 2015

WWII park in U.S. to remain neutral

Promoting specific views on the history of U.S. atomic bomb development is not the intention of a national park to be built to commemorate facilities related to the Manhattan Project, the secret U.S. wartime atomic bomb program, the head of a body cooperating with ...

Nagasaki A-bomb survivor has pacifist mission

Mar 24, 2015

Nagasaki A-bomb survivor has pacifist mission

by Natsumi Tanaka

Hiroko Tsutsumi remembers being drawn to a photo in a leaflet for a war-related exhibition at a museum she visited last fall. “I wondered if my father looked like this man,” said Tsutsumi, 73, a survivor of the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of ...

Mar 12, 2015

South Korea honors ex-Nagasaki mayor over support for A-bomb survivors

The South Korean government honored Hitoshi Motoshima, the late mayor of Nagasaki, on Thursday in recognition of his support for Korean atomic bomb survivors. Park Jin-woong, South Korean consul general in Fukuoka, handed a letter of commendation to Motoshima’s wife Sueko in Nagasaki. Motoshima ...

Feb 23, 2015

Aging Hiroshima A-bomb survivors' group to disband

One of the nation’s largest groups representing survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and their children will be disbanded at the end of March because its elderly members are finding it too hard to keep the group going, members said Monday. The ...

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 ...