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 ...

A-bomb museum items on Google

Aug 19, 2013

A-bomb museum items on Google

Internet search giant Google Inc. unveiled Monday an online collection of items displayed at museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki documenting the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings. It is the first time Japanese facilities have been featured on Google’s Cultural Institute multimedia site, which provides the ...

A-bombed cities don't buy Abe vow

| Aug 10, 2013

A-bombed cities don't buy Abe vow

by Mai Iida

Is Prime Minister Shinzo Abe truly willing to play an active role in ridding the world of nuclear arms? That was the question posed by atomic bomb survivors, mayors and peace activists at a series of events Tuesday and Friday commemorating the 68th anniversary ...