Rites held to honor A-bombed Chinese prisoners

Jul 7, 2013

Rites held to honor A-bombed Chinese prisoners

A memorial ceremony to commemorate Chinese who were imprisoned in Nagasaki Prefecture on spying charges during the war and who later died during the U.S. atomic bombing in August 1945 was held Sunday at Nagasaki’s Peace Park. At the ceremony, a new monument bearing ...

Jun 21, 2013

A-bombed cities hail Obama goal

Hiroshima and Nagasaki applauded U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposal to further reduce the nuclear arsenals of the United States and Russia. “I welcome Obama’s proposal, which demonstrates his strong determination to realize a world without nuclear weapons,” Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said in a ...

Jun 12, 2013

Aussie POW, 93, to receive A-bomb health-care certificate

The city of Nagasaki will issue a special health-care certificate usually reserved for U.S. A-bomb survivors to a former Australian prisoner of war, an official said Tuesday. A city official will visit 93-year-old hibakusha Allan Chick in Heyfield, Victoria, on June 19 to deliver ...

Last Aussie POW to survive A-bomb seeks health-care certificate

Apr 25, 2013

Last Aussie POW to survive A-bomb seeks health-care certificate

A former Australian prisoner of war, who survived the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki will apply for a special hibakusha health-care certificate so he can receive medical allowances from Japan, a group supporting overseas A-bomb survivors said Wednesday. Allan Chick, 93, who lives ...

World's biggest tall ship docks in Nagasaki

Feb 12, 2013

World's biggest tall ship docks in Nagasaki

A Russian tall ship recognized as the world’s biggest sail ship arrived in Nagasaki on Monday during its first round-the-world voyage since its construction in 1921. About 160 trainees and crew members of the four-masted Sedov were welcomed with a traditional dragon dance performance ...