Sep 25, 2014

Hiroshima to bid for nuclear-ban conference in 2015

Japan could host a conference of envoys who represent the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s group of eminent persons. Preparations are underway to hold the conference, involving experts and former statesmen of the organization, in Hiroshima late next year, government officials said Wednesday. ...

Apr 8, 2014

Kishida wants leaders to visit A-bombed cities

At a ministerial meeting on nuclear disarmament starting Friday, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday he hopes to call on the leaders of nuclear weapons states to visit the A-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “Having leaders of countries visit the atomic-bombed cities and ...

Apr 7, 2014

'Hiroshima Report' gives North Korea failing grade for disarmament effort

North Korea scored poorly on efforts in nuclear arms reduction, nonproliferation and nuclear security in a report issued Monday by the Hiroshima Prefectural Government, which graded 31 nations. The “Hiroshima Report” said that North Korea, which conducted its third nuclear test last February, scored ...