May 30, 2016

Visitors to Hiroshima A-bomb museum double after Obama's tour

The number of visitors to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on the first weekend after the historic visit by U.S. President Barack Obama more than doubled from a year ago, officials said Monday. Obama went to Hiroshima on Friday to become the first sitting ...

May 29, 2016

Turning Obama's words into action

U.S. President Barack Obama's tribute to the 140,000 people who died from the atomic attack on Hiroshima was a symbolic moment, but efforts must be made to turn it into catalyst for action.

Hibakusha rate Obama's Hiroshima speech highly

May 28, 2016

Hibakusha rate Obama's Hiroshima speech highly

Atomic bomb survivors hailed U.S. President Barack Obama’s remarks in Hiroshima on Friday, saying he expressed his unchanged intention to create a world without nuclear weapons. The 17-minute remarks highlighted “his determination not to create hibakusha anymore,” said one of survivors of the 1945 ...

May 28, 2016

Hiroshima, Nagasaki mayors hail Obama's historic visit

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hailed U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday, almost 71 years after the two cities suffered atomic bombings in the closing days of World War II. Speaking to reporters, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said, “I ...

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

May 28, 2016

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

President Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast. He spoke briefly with two survivors in the audience after his remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: Sunao Tsuboi, ...