Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Feb 10, 2017

Heavy snow cuts power, disrupts transport along Sea of Japan coast

Heavy snow plastered much of the Sea of Japan coast on Friday as a cold wave hit the archipelago, disrupting transportation and causing power outages. The Meteorological Agency warned the snowfall could continue through Sunday and spread to the Pacific coast. In Kurayoshi, Tottori ...

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome lighting event stirs controversy

Feb 2, 2017

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome lighting event stirs controversy

A daily illumination event involving trees around the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima has raised questions over whether it is appropriate to promote tourism in the area that was destroyed by the U.S. weapon in the closing days of World War II. The tourism ...

Translated A-bomb book reminds us of the horrors of war

Jan 28, 2017

Translated A-bomb book reminds us of the horrors of war

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A recently released English translation of a Japanese book about 321 junior high school students killed by the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima is a poignant reminder of the inescapable suffering and militaristic indoctrination of youth at the time. Ishibumi, Edited by Naomi ...

Hiroshima mayor sends letter of thanks to Obama

Jan 18, 2017

Hiroshima mayor sends letter of thanks to Obama

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said Wednesday that he has sent a letter to outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama to thank him for his visit to the atomic-bombed city last year. With the trip on May 27, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to ...

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 ...

Jan 5, 2017

Publisher uses WWII images in ad calling for world peace

Using images from World War II, Publisher Takarajimasha Inc. on Thursday placed an ad in five major Japanese newspapers calling for world peace. The two-page ads used full-page photos of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor ...