Japan moves to recommend Christian sites for World Heritage listing

Sep 17, 2014

Japan moves to recommend Christian sites for World Heritage listing

The country’s oldest surviving church is to be recommended for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listing along with 12 other Christian sites in Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectures, under a plan formalized Wednesday by the central government. The Oura Tenshudo Catholic Church, built in Nagasaki in ...

Aug 11, 2014

LDP member raps Nagasaki mayor

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Masatada Tsuchiya criticizes Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue for referring to national security policy during his speech at the city's annual atomic bomb ceremony.

Jul 31, 2014

U.S. envoy Kennedy to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will attend the annual A-bomb ceremony in Hiroshima next week to mark the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of the city, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. Kennedy previously visited Hiroshima during her first trip to ...

Jul 26, 2014

WWII 'pumpkin bomb' victims remembered in Osaka ceremony

A memorial ceremony was held Saturday in Osaka to honor victims of the “pumpkin bombs” that were dropped on cities in preparation for the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, which hastened the end of World War II. At least 400 people are thought to have ...

Nagasaki bomb museum shows 26 new photos

Jul 24, 2014

Nagasaki bomb museum shows 26 new photos

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is exhibiting 26 recently discovered photographs taken a year and four months after the bomb was dropped on Aug. 9, 1945. Nagasaki Municipal Government officials found the pictures, including one showing ground zero, at the U.S. National Archives. Notes ...

Jul 10, 2014

Japan to recommend Christian sites for World Heritage list

A government panel on Thursday endorsed churches and other Christian sites in Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectures as candidates for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listing in 2016. The government will submit a written recommendation for the locations to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ...