Aug 3, 2015

42% of A-bomb survivors overseas dissatisfied with support from Japan

Nearly 42 percent of atomic bomb survivors living abroad are not satisfied with the Japanese government’s support measures, according to a Kyodo News survey conducted ahead of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some overseas survivors have taken ...

First A-bomb exhibition in 20 years in Washington begins

Jun 15, 2015

First A-bomb exhibition in 20 years in Washington begins

An exhibition underscoring the misery inflicted on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. atomic bombings in 1945 has gotten underway in Washington for the first time in 20 years. Two survivors pleaded for efforts toward the abolition of nuclear weapons before some 150 people ...

Jun 2, 2015

A-bomb exhibit to be held in Nagasaki's U.S. sister city

A national peace memorial hall in Nagasaki says it will hold its annual overseas exhibition on the two atomic bombings this year in the of St. Paul, Minnesota, with which it has a sister-city relationship. The exhibition, organized by the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial ...

May 10, 2015

Offspring upholding hibakusha legacy


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 ...