Oct 12, 2014

Emperor, Empress visit hibakusha in Nagasaki

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the city of Nagasaki on Saturday and met with survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing. The Imperial Couple offered flowers and bowed deeply at a monument in Nagasaki Peace Park that stands where the atomic bomb was ...

Aug 11, 2014

LDP member raps Nagasaki mayor

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Masatada Tsuchiya criticizes Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue for referring to national security policy during his speech at the city's annual atomic bomb ceremony.

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug 6, 2014

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima marked the 69th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing Wednesday, as survivors of the attack and others gathered at the city’s Peace Memorial Park early in the morning to pay their respects and to attend an annual ceremony commemorating the event. At the ...

Aug 6, 2014

Full text of Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2014

Following is the full text of the Peace Declaration issued Wednesday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui during a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima: Summer, 69 years later. The burning sun takes us back to “that day.” August ...

Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500

Jun 6, 2014

Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500

The flight log of Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the U.S. B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, sold for $86,500 (about ¥8.87 million) during an auction of World War II memorabilia in New York on Thursday. The log of one of ...