Students form chain at Nagasaki monument

Aug 9, 2013

Students form chain at Nagasaki monument

On the 68th anniversary Friday of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 150 high school students formed a human chain around a monument set up at the epicenter of the blast, calling for world peace through the power of youth. “I strongly feel that atomic ...

Aug 5, 2013

Scholars hunt for dispersed A-bomb health logs

by Mai Iida

Japanese scholars are trying to locate records of early research on the health impact of radiation from the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to create a digital archive accessible to anyone. The scholars began by searching for photos, records of medical ...

Spirits linger in the trinkets of Hiroshima's dead

Jul 25, 2013

Spirits linger in the trinkets of Hiroshima's dead

by Kaori Shoji

They say most people have one or more defining childhood incidents — something that sets the course of their adult life and molds their personality. Filmmaker Linda Hoaglund had one, and it was so striking that to this day she can still remember the ...

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 ...