Jan 16, 2015

Sasebo girl may face prosecution: sources

Prosecutors on Friday handed the teenager suspected of murdering and dismembering her classmate last July to the Sasebo Police Station in Nagasaki Prefecture for safekeeping while she awaits her family court trial and potential criminal charges. Prosecutors have completed psychiatric tests on the 16-year-old, ...

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 ...

Oct 12, 2014

Emperor, Empress visit hibakusha in Nagasaki

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited the city of Nagasaki on Saturday and met with survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing. The Imperial Couple offered flowers and bowed deeply at a monument in Nagasaki Peace Park that stands where the atomic bomb was ...

New documents released on Manhattan Project director Oppenheimer

Oct 9, 2014

New documents released on Manhattan Project director Oppenheimer

The U.S. Department of Energy has declassified documents related to a Cold War hearing for the man who directed the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bombs and was later accused of having communist sympathies. The department last week released transcripts of the 1950s ...

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 ...