Bakery Andersen may demolish building that survived A-bomb

Oct 6, 2013

Bakery Andersen may demolish building that survived A-bomb

The Andersen Group, a Hiroshima-based bakery, is thinking of fully renovating — with the option of demolishing — a historic building that survived the 1945 atomic bombing of the city, company officials said Sunday. Hiroshima City Hall is trying to preserve sites that survived ...

A-bomb museum items on Google

Aug 19, 2013

A-bomb museum items on Google

Internet search giant Google Inc. unveiled Monday an online collection of items displayed at museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki documenting the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings. It is the first time Japanese facilities have been featured on Google’s Cultural Institute multimedia site, which provides the ...

Nuke opponents feud over bombs vs. power

Aug 6, 2013

Nuke opponents feud over bombs vs. power

by Eric Johnston

Every August, thousands of visitors from Japan and around the world gather in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bombs. In addition to the solemn ceremonies that draw survivors and VIPs, there are numerous side events dedicated to seeking the ...

Aug 6, 2013

Citizens urge museum to keep A-bomb dolls

A growing number of citizens are against the planned removal from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum of three dolls modeled after victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the city. The city said earlier this year that it would no longer exhibit the dolls ...

Aug 6, 2013

Victim of Bikini Atoll H-bomb fallout keeps the faith

Matashichi Oishi, 79, who served aboard the Fukuryu Maru No. 5, a tuna boat exposed to radiation, is determined to carry on telling his story and calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons. In an interview ahead of this week’s 68th anniversary of the ...

Hiroshima mayor skeptical of Abe atomic arms vow

Aug 6, 2013

Hiroshima mayor skeptical of Abe atomic arms vow

At the ceremony Tuesday marking the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to do whatever he can to achieve a world without nuclear arms and to offer better support to atomic-bomb survivors fighting radiation-caused health problems. ...

Aug 5, 2013

Scholars hunt for dispersed A-bomb health logs

by Mai Iida

Japanese scholars are trying to locate records of early research on the health impact of radiation from the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to create a digital archive accessible to anyone. The scholars began by searching for photos, records of medical ...

Koreans honor A-bomb victims in Hiroshima ceremony

Aug 5, 2013

Koreans honor A-bomb victims in Hiroshima ceremony

A memorial service for Korean victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 was held Monday, with the South Korean consul general calling for improved ties between the two countries. More than 20,000 people from what is now South Korea are estimated ...

Hiroshima memoirs still draw readers

Jul 30, 2013

Hiroshima memoirs still draw readers

by Takuma Obinata

A number of survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima nearly 70 years ago have left memories of their terrifying experiences in the form of poetry and other writings that are cherished by their relatives and friends and continue to attract readers. Tamiki Hara ...

Actor Hira recalls hibakusha mom, own twist of fate

Jul 30, 2013

Actor Hira recalls hibakusha mom, own twist of fate

by Mai Iida

Until not so long ago, renowned actor Mikijiro Hira had not talked much in public about his late mother, Hisayo, who barely survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The bombing, which took place on Aug. 6, 1945, is estimated to have ultimately killed, by ...