Japan to ask UNESCO to list remote islands, Christian sites

Jan 19, 2017

Japan to ask UNESCO to list remote islands, Christian sites

The government said Thursday it will submit a proposal to add a number of islands and several places linked to the history of Japan’s persecuted Christians to UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural World Heritage sites. The natural sites are Kagoshima Prefecture’s Amami-Oshima Island ...

Japan's Prince Hisahito visits Nagasaki atomic bomb sites

Dec 6, 2016

Japan's Prince Hisahito visits Nagasaki atomic bomb sites

Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko took their 10-year-old son Prince Hisahito, third in line to the Chrysanthemum throne, to see relics of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Tuesday. On his first visit to Nagasaki during a private trip, Prince Hisahito offered ...

Robot-run Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki enters Guinness book

Nov 18, 2016

Robot-run Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki enters Guinness book

The Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as “the first robot-staffed hotel” in the world, according to the chief of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park. “Our hotel will keep on moving with the evolution of ...

Putin looking to make visit to Nagasaki, aide says

Nov 3, 2016

Putin looking to make visit to Nagasaki, aide says

Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to visit the A-bombed city of Nagasaki sometime in the future, a close aide visiting Japan revealed Thursday. Valentina Matviyenko, chair of the Federation Council, the upper chamber of Russia’s parliament, said Putin has told her that he will ...