Citizens need hibakusha 'minds'

May 10, 2014

Citizens need hibakusha 'minds'

The world must grasp the human toll of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan to end nuclear proliferation, the chairman of a U.N. nuclear conference says.

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

Dec 10, 2013

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday visited Nagasaki for the first time since taking up her post last month. After visiting the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Kennedy said the visit was a “deeply moving experience” and that she would like to support the activities ...

Nov 3, 2013

Medical coverage to be improved for hibakusha abroad

Measures to support hibakusha living overseas will soon be bolstered, welfare minister Norihisa Tamura said at a recent news conference. The announcement was made after the Osaka District Court ruled on Oct. 24 that the prefecture’s refusal to cover medical expenses for A-bomb survivors ...

Nov 1, 2013

Foreign A-bomb survivors ask Abe to correct Hiroshima remarks

Six groups representing non-Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings are pressing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to correct his remarks that the Japanese are the “only people” to have experienced nuclear devastation in war. When Abe gave the annual prime minister speeches at the anniversary ...

Aug 6, 2013

Victim of Bikini Atoll H-bomb fallout keeps the faith

Matashichi Oishi, 79, who served aboard the Fukuryu Maru No. 5, a tuna boat exposed to radiation, is determined to carry on telling his story and calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons. In an interview ahead of this week’s 68th anniversary of the ...

Hiroshima mayor skeptical of Abe atomic arms vow

Aug 6, 2013

Hiroshima mayor skeptical of Abe atomic arms vow

At the ceremony Tuesday marking the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to do whatever he can to achieve a world without nuclear arms and to offer better support to atomic-bomb survivors fighting radiation-caused health problems. ...

A-bomb survivors take message to N.Y. school

May 1, 2013

A-bomb survivors take message to N.Y. school

A Japanese-born Korean and a “Hiroshima Maiden” who both lived through the Aug. 6 atomic bombing of their city in the closing days of World War II recalled their experiences as guest speakers at a Brooklyn school on Monday and promoted their messages of ...