May 26, 2015

Japan to keep urging world leaders to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki

Government officials said they will continue to seek support at international gatherings for Japan’s proposal that world leaders visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki after a U.N. nuclear disarmament conference ended last week without issuing a consensus document. During the month-long Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference ...

Nagasaki bomb museum shows 26 new photos

Jul 24, 2014

Nagasaki bomb museum shows 26 new photos

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is exhibiting 26 recently discovered photographs taken a year and four months after the bomb was dropped on Aug. 9, 1945. Nagasaki Municipal Government officials found the pictures, including one showing ground zero, at the U.S. National Archives. Notes ...

Dec 19, 2013

New rules for recognizing victims of A-bomb diseases get poor response

The central government has put in place new standards for recognizing sufferers of atomic bomb-related diseases. Now, hibakusha affected by cardiac infarction, hypothyroidism and chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis no longer have to prove their maladies were induced by radiation exposure when applying to be ...

Aug 21, 2013

Hiroshima, Nagasaki warn Obama on plutonium tests

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki separately sent letters of protest to President Barack Obama on Tuesday after the United States revealed it had conducted an experiment using plutonium to examine the capabilities of nuclear weapons between April and June. “I just can’t stop ...