May 10, 2015

Offspring upholding hibakusha legacy

by Miya Tanaka

As aging hibakusha find it increasingly difficult to travel abroad to speak about the horrors of the nuclear attacks nearly 70 years ago, their children are stepping up efforts to follow in their footsteps. Toyoko Tasaki, 46, and Yukino Hirayama, 57, both living in ...

WWII park in U.S. to remain neutral

May 2, 2015

WWII park in U.S. to remain neutral

Promoting specific views on the history of U.S. atomic bomb development is not the intention of a national park to be built to commemorate facilities related to the Manhattan Project, the secret U.S. wartime atomic bomb program, the head of a body cooperating with ...

May 1, 2015

Mayors for Peace renew commitment to abolish nuclear weapons

Thousands of cities worldwide united in the pursuit of a nuclear-free world renewed their commitment to work toward the abolition of nuclear weapons during a gathering Wednesday at the United Nations, where a nuclear disarmament conference is underway. At the outset of the gathering ...

'Rationale' of 1945 A-bombings still divides Japanese, Americans

Apr 15, 2015

'Rationale' of 1945 A-bombings still divides Japanese, Americans

A divide persists between Japanese and Americans over whether the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justifiable, as the cities prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the attacks. Although the two countries built a strong alliance after the end of World War ...

Nagasaki A-bomb survivor has pacifist mission

Mar 24, 2015

Nagasaki A-bomb survivor has pacifist mission

by Natsumi Tanaka

Hiroko Tsutsumi remembers being drawn to a photo in a leaflet for a war-related exhibition at a museum she visited last fall. “I wondered if my father looked like this man,” said Tsutsumi, 73, a survivor of the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of ...

Mar 19, 2015

A-bomb survivor groups condemn Putin remark on nuclear readiness

Atomic-bomb survivor groups in Nagasaki and Hiroshima have condemned a recent remark by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he was ready to put his country’s nuclear weapons on alert amid the crisis in Ukraine last year. Five Nagasaki-based groups said Wednesday they will send ...