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 ...

Hiroshima history, horror ingrained: ex-reporter

Aug 13, 2013

Hiroshima history, horror ingrained: ex-reporter

by Takuma Obinata

Mona Nakanishi, a TV celebrity from Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, believed until she moved to Tokyo that children across Japan came to school every Aug. 6 to offer prayers for victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The 37-year-old ex-news anchorwoman, formerly known as Mona ...

Students form chain at Nagasaki monument

Aug 9, 2013

Students form chain at Nagasaki monument

On the 68th anniversary Friday of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 150 high school students formed a human chain around a monument set up at the epicenter of the blast, calling for world peace through the power of youth. “I strongly feel that atomic ...

Ballerina Morishita still dancing for world peace

Aug 9, 2013

Ballerina Morishita still dancing for world peace

by Ayako Suga

Leading ballet dancer Yoko Morishita, who was born in Hiroshima three years after the city’s atomic bombing, says her mission is to dance for peace. “I believe it is my mission to offer prayers for peace and to continue to dance,” said the 64-year-old, ...

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

Jul 25, 2013

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

by Ayako Suga

“Hadashi no Gen” (“Barefoot Gen”), a manga series by the late Keiji Nakazawa, marks the 40th anniversary of its publication this year, reminding both child and adult readers alike of the horrors of nuclear warfare. The series started in the June 4, 1973, edition ...