Noted Hiroshima hibakusha Dr. Shuntaro Hida dies at 100

Mar 21, 2017

Noted Hiroshima hibakusha Dr. Shuntaro Hida dies at 100

Shuntaro Hida, a former Imperial Japanese Army doctor who survived the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II and treated survivors, died Monday, sources close to him said. He was 100. Hailing from Gifu Prefecture, Hida became a doctor after graduating from ...

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 ...

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 ...