70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing marked

Aug 6, 2015

70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing marked

Japan on Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with the most senior official from Washington ever scheduled to attend memorial ceremonies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates will be among those observing a moment of silence at 8:15 ...

Kennedy thanks woman who gave 'hina' doll set to her father

Feb 26, 2015

Kennedy thanks woman who gave 'hina' doll set to her father

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Thursday thanked by letter an elderly woman who decades ago sent a set of traditional “hina” dolls to her father, President John F. Kennedy. The donor, former grocer Tsuyako Matsumoto, 92, now lives in a nursing home in Kitami, ...

Jul 31, 2014

U.S. envoy Kennedy to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will attend the annual A-bomb ceremony in Hiroshima next week to mark the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of the city, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. Kennedy previously visited Hiroshima during her first trip to ...