Jan 28, 2014

U.S. posts medical info on A-bombs

The U.S. Energy Department has made available online a report about the medical effects of the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to a Japanese scholar. Shigenobu Nagataki, an honorary professor at Nagasaki University, asked U.S. authorities last year to release ...

Fishermen seek big fine for blown Isahaya dike deadline

Dec 25, 2013

Fishermen seek big fine for blown Isahaya dike deadline

Fishermen in Nagasaki and Saga prefectures filed a petition Tuesday calling for a fine of ¥100 million per day on the government for not abiding by a court ruling that ordered the opening of floodgates in a state reclamation project in Isahaya Bay in ...

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

Dec 10, 2013

Kennedy says Nagasaki visit 'deeply moving'

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on Tuesday visited Nagasaki for the first time since taking up her post last month. After visiting the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Kennedy said the visit was a “deeply moving experience” and that she would like to support the activities ...

Nagasaki boasts local wheat for 'chanpon'

Dec 4, 2013

Nagasaki boasts local wheat for 'chanpon'

Nagasaki Prefecture has developed a new type of wheat fit for production of “chanpon” noodles, a local speciality. Officials in the prefectural government say chanpon noodles made with locally grown wheat will be served in restaurants as early as 2015. According to the officials, ...

Isahaya ruling puts the state in a quandary

Nov 13, 2013

Isahaya ruling puts the state in a quandary

The fate of the contentious plan to open the floodgates of the Isahaya Bay dike protecting filled-in land in Nagasaki Prefecture has become even more uncertain now that a district court has ruled that the government must keep them closed, in direct contradiction to ...

Nov 3, 2013

Medical coverage to be improved for hibakusha abroad

Measures to support hibakusha living overseas will soon be bolstered, welfare minister Norihisa Tamura said at a recent news conference. The announcement was made after the Osaka District Court ruled on Oct. 24 that the prefecture’s refusal to cover medical expenses for A-bomb survivors ...

Oct 31, 2013

Hiroshima, Nagasaki mayors slam Obama over nuclear test

The mayors of the only two cities to experience atomic bombings sent protest letters to U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday after the United States revealed it conducted an experiment using a small amount of plutonium to examine the capabilities of its nuclear weapons ...

Aug 21, 2013

Hiroshima, Nagasaki warn Obama on plutonium tests

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki separately sent letters of protest to President Barack Obama on Tuesday after the United States revealed it had conducted an experiment using plutonium to examine the capabilities of nuclear weapons between April and June. “I just can’t stop ...