Representatives from 91 nations to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony

Aug 4, 2016

Representatives from 91 nations to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony

The Hiroshima city government said Thursday representatives from 91 nations and the European Union are scheduled to attend its annual ceremony on Saturday to commemorate the U.S. atomic bombing in 1945. Among the recognized nuclear weapons states, Britain, France, Russia and the United States ...

Aug 4, 2016

Kennedy to miss Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb ceremonies

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will not be attending this year’s ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a U.S. Embassy official said. The ambassador, who has attended the ceremonies over the past two years, will be ...

Hiroshima, Nagasaki to cite Obama's speech for peace declaration

Aug 1, 2016

Hiroshima, Nagasaki to cite Obama's speech for peace declaration

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will both speak in this year’s peace declarations about the speech U.S. President Barack Obama made in Hiroshima in May, according to outlines of the statements. The Hiroshima declaration will call for action toward abolishing nuclear weapons, Mayor ...

Vatican considers visit to Japan by Pope Francis next year

Jul 30, 2016

Vatican considers visit to Japan by Pope Francis next year

The Vatican will consider a visit to Japan by Pope Francis next year, Antoine Camilleri, the Vatican’s undersecretary for relations with states, said Thursday. Camilleri made the comments in a meeting at the Vatican with Katsuyuki Kawai, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Jul 25, 2016

Hiroshima students offer 1,000 paper cranes, call for peace at event

About 500 elementary and junior high school students offered 1,000 orizuru paper cranes Monday at the Children’s Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. During the ceremony to pray for world peace, the cranes were placed at the “Genbaku no Ko” (“A-Bombed Child”) sculpture, ...