/ Nov 18, 2016

German President Gauck visits Nagasaki, meets hibakusha

German President Joachim Gauck on Friday made his first visit to Nagasaki, one of the two Japanese cities devastated by U.S. atomic bombings at the end of World War II. At Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Gauck met with hibakusha and said such tragedies must never ...

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 robots ...

Hiroshima, Nagasaki issue invitations to U.S. President-elect Trump

Nov 10, 2016

Hiroshima, Nagasaki issue invitations to U.S. President-elect Trump

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which were devastated by U.S. atomic bombs during World War II, have called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to visit their cities. They invitation on Wednesday was extended even though Trump was perceived during the presidential campaign as being ...

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 visit ...

Oct 20, 2016

New, fuel-efficient MSDF destroyer Asahi launched in Nagasaki

The Maritime Self-Defense Force's newest destroyer was christened the Asahi and launched Wednesday at a shipyard in Nagasaki. The new destroyer, which is to go into service in March 2018, is the first MSDF ship that uses a combined gas turbine engine and electric propulsion ...

Sep 9, 2016

A-bomb survivors criticize North Korea test

Atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, along with members of anti-nuclear groups and relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea expressed anger Friday over the North's fifth nuclear test. Hiroshi Harada, a former director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum who survived the ...

Typhoon prompts wind, slide and flood warnings in Nagasaki

Sep 5, 2016

Typhoon prompts wind, slide and flood warnings in Nagasaki

Typhoon Namtheun made landfall in the city of Nagasaki early Monday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of strong winds, heavy rain, mudslides and flooding, especially along river valleys. After making landfall shortly after 1 a.m., the typhoon moved over the northwestern part of Kyushu. ...