May 24, 2016

Atomic bomb exhibit opens in Mie near G-7 summit venue

An atomic bomb exhibition has kicked off in Mie Prefecture, where leaders from the Group of Seven advanced countries will meet later this week for an annual summit. Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the cities devastated by U.S. atomic bombs in the closing days of World ...

Obama departs on historic trips to Vietnam, Japan

May 22, 2016

Obama departs on historic trips to Vietnam, Japan

Barack Obama departed Saturday on a trip to Vietnam and Japan that will include the first visit to Hiroshima, site of the world’s first nuclear attack, by a sitting U.S. president. Obama left Maryland at 1:20 p.m. aboard Air Force One on the first ...

May 18, 2016

Japanese group urges Obama to meet with hibakusha

A Japanese group on Wednesday sent letters to the White House and the U.S. embassy in Tokyo requesting that U.S. President Barack Obama meet with hibakusha atomic bomb survivors when he visits Hiroshima later this month. In the letters, the Japan Confederation of A- ...