Stories of unprecedented destruction and Japan's eventual surrender

Aug 5, 2015

Stories of unprecedented destruction and Japan's eventual surrender

On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings and people and left lifelong physical and psychological scars on survivors ...

Aug 4, 2015

Abe losing to his demons

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On the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat and surrender, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a wonderful opportunity to set a new path for Japan, for Asia and the world. But will he take it?

Aug 3, 2015

42% of A-bomb survivors overseas dissatisfied with support from Japan

Nearly 42 percent of atomic bomb survivors living abroad are not satisfied with the Japanese government’s support measures, according to a Kyodo News survey conducted ahead of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some overseas survivors have taken ...

Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

Jul 18, 2015

Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

One of two ancient Japanese Buddhist statues stolen in 2012 by South Korean thieves arrived Saturday in the southwestern island city of Tsushima, where it was originally kept, the city office said. A bronze standing figure of the Tathagata Buddha, designated an important national ...

Tyrannosaur teeth unearthed in Nagasaki

Jul 14, 2015

Tyrannosaur teeth unearthed in Nagasaki

Two fossilized teeth of what could be the largest carnivorous dinosaur that ever existed in Japan have been found in a geological layer some 81 million years old in Nagasaki, the city and a Fukui prefectural museum said Tuesday. The dinosaur, from the Tyrannosauridae ...