The heights and falls of Miyajima Island

Jan 9, 2016

The heights and falls of Miyajima Island

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My alarm sounded at 6:45 a.m., but I quickly silenced it and rolled over in my futon. I enjoyed a fleeting moment of quietude before the thrumming of rubber soles on pavement and accompanying excited voices crescendoed, a brief multilingual hubbub that then faded ...

Dec 18, 2015

Hiroshima hibakusha area in South Korea to get A-bomb museum

Construction will begin next year on a museum in South Korea dedicated to showing the horror of the August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui has revealed. The museum in southern Hapcheon County, where many survivors of the blast live, will ...

A-bomb victim's paper crane donated to Truman library in U.S.

Nov 23, 2015

A-bomb victim's paper crane donated to Truman library in U.S.

A paper crane made by Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki, an iconic victim of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, has been donated to a Missouri library housing documents of late President Harry Truman, who authorized the attack. The origami crane displayed at the ...