Luxury train begins second phase of service in Nagasaki

Nov 1, 2015

Luxury train begins second phase of service in Nagasaki

A luxury train dubbed Aru Ressha (“a certain train”) and operated by Kyushu Railway Co. began the second phase of its service in Kyushu on Sunday. The elegant gold- and black-colored train, officially titled JR Kyushu Sweet Train, will make round-trip runs mostly on weekends between Sasebo and ...

Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

| Oct 31, 2015

Emperor Yoshihito's coronation; crowds pack Tokyo dance halls before ban; Hikari superexpress now world's fastest; nearly 600 dolphins slaughtered in Nagasaki

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100 YEARS AGO Thursday, Nov. 11 1915 ‘Divine’ Coronation for Emperor Yoshihito The Coronation of His Majesty the Emperor Yoshihito, the 123rd Emperor in an unbroken line of illustrious sovereigns, was held today in the ancient Imperial Palace in Kyoto with impressive simplicity befitting ...

Conductor sings praises of hibakusha peace choir

Sep 28, 2015

Conductor sings praises of hibakusha peace choir

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Chansonnier Kazumichi Terai has been directing a choir of Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors for more than a decade, hoping to convey their wishes for global peace and a nuclear-free world. The 66-year-old native of Nagasaki helped found the Himawari (Sunflower) choir in 2004 and ...

Nagasaki unveils monument to POWs; Dutch survivor attends

Sep 14, 2015

Nagasaki unveils monument to POWs; Dutch survivor attends

An unveiling was held this weekend for a monument honoring 73 foreign prisoners of war who died at in internment camp in Nagasaki during World War II. The ceremony Sunday was attended by about 110 people, including relatives of victims and officials from foreign ...

Sep 3, 2015

Nuclear disarmament needs a push

Momentum for nuclear disarmament as been on the wane, and all nations — Japan especially — should renew their efforts to end the dire threat posed by nuclear weapons.

Sep 1, 2015

Four dead, two missing after fishing boats capsize off Nagasaki

Four people were killed and two were missing after six fishing boats capsized early Tuesday off Nagasaki Prefecture as a low pressure system brought strong winds and heavy rain to the region, the Japan Coast Guard said. Five fishing boats capsized off Tsushima Island, ...

Nagasaki survivor, 80, tells stories of war for fallen

Aug 26, 2015

Nagasaki survivor, 80, tells stories of war for fallen

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Sakue Shimohira, an 80-year-old atomic bomb survivor in Nagasaki, is determined to continue serving as a storyteller for the sake of people who died without speaking of their agony. Shimohira was born in the northeast China region of Manchuria. Her father, an employee of ...