Feb 23, 2015

Aging Hiroshima A-bomb survivors' group to disband

One of the nation’s largest groups representing survivors of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and their children will be disbanded at the end of March because its elderly members are finding it too hard to keep the group going, members said Monday. The ...

Hiroshima Carp girls giving underfunded ball team a lift

Jan 8, 2015

Hiroshima Carp girls giving underfunded ball team a lift

While the Hiroshima Carp are often contenders for Nippon Professional Baseball’s Japan Series, the media have apparently crowned the team’s female fans as champions. In fact, the team is so popular with women that one of the top 10 buzz phrases of 2014 was ...

Jan 5, 2015

Hiroshima, Nagasaki plan A-bomb exhibition in Washington

The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki plan to hold an exhibit in Washington to mark the 70th anniversary this year of the U.S. atomic bombings in World War II, Hiroshima officials said Monday. If held, it will be the first exhibition of its kind ...

Dec 4, 2014

Emperor, Empress visit Hiroshima A-bomb memorial

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Thursday visited Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima and laid flowers at the cenotaph for atomic bomb victims. Afterward, the Imperial couple visited one of the city’s four nursing homes for hibakusha and offered words of encouragement to the ...

Nov 12, 2014

Government beefs up law to help prevent landslide disasters

The Diet enacted a bill to revise the landslide disaster prevention law on Wednesday, after mudslides killed more than 70 people in the city of Hiroshima in August. The revised law allows the central government to demand that prefectural governments speed up basic surveys ...