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, ...

Japan and Australia harshly criticized for no-show at U.N. nuke ban talks

Mar 29, 2017

Japan and Australia harshly criticized for no-show at U.N. nuke ban talks

A Japanese atomic bomb survivor and an Aboriginal Australian who lived through multiple nuclear tests slammed their respective governments Tuesday for not participating in U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. "I especially condemn the Japanese government's inability to fully commit to these ...

Nagasaki mayor receives paper cranes, letters from Obama

Jan 7, 2017

Nagasaki mayor receives paper cranes, letters from Obama

The Nagasaki Municipal Government said Friday that Mayor Tomihisa Taue met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and received two paper cranes folded by President Barack Obama and two letters from the outgoing American leader. Taue met with Kennedy at the U.S. Embassy in ...