Newly digitized footage shows Hiroshima before A-bomb

/ Jul 6, 2017

Newly digitized footage shows Hiroshima before A-bomb

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum released online Wednesday digitally processed 16 mm film footage that shows the central area of Hiroshima about 10 years before the city was devastated by the U.S. atomic bombing. The original film is the only footage owned by the museum ...

Chief of A-bomb survivors' group Nihon Hidankyo to step down

Jun 3, 2017

Chief of A-bomb survivors' group Nihon Hidankyo to step down

Terumi Tanaka, secretary-general of the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo), will step down in light of his ill health and the need to pass leadership of the anti-nuclear movement to younger generations, sources said Saturday. The successor to Tanaka, 85, ...

May 23, 2017

Draft of nuke ban treaty references atomic bomb victims

The head of U.N. negotiations aimed at banning nuclear weapons released a first draft of a treaty on Monday that includes references to the suffering of victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Costa Rica's ambassador to the United Nations, Elayne Whyte Gomez, ...

Hibakusha urge Trump to put humanity first

Jan 22, 2017

Hibakusha urge Trump to put humanity first

Hibakusha expressed concern Saturday about the prospects of nuclear disarmament under new U.S. President Donald Trump, with one calling on him to think from the perspective of all humanity rather than his signature phrase of "America First." Sunao Tsuboi, head of the Japan Confederation of ...

Jan 5, 2017

A-bomb survivor, others press Trump on nuclear disarmament

A Japanese atomic bomb survivor along with anti-war activists and scholars from around the globe urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to recognize the threat of nuclear weapons and pursue disarmament. They made the pitch to Trump, who will assume office on Jan. 20, ...