'Comfort women' statue unveiled in Sydney

Aug 6, 2016

'Comfort women' statue unveiled in Sydney

An unveiling ceremony was held Saturday for a statue intended to commemorate the issue of “comfort women” that will be installed on the grounds of a church in suburban Sydney next year. The 1.5-meter-high statue, which depicts a young girl sitting beside an empty ...

Full text of 2016 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

Aug 6, 2016

Full text of 2016 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read Saturday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima: 1945, August 6, 8:15 a.m. Slicing through the clear blue sky, a previously ...

Aug 6, 2016

Poll finds fewer Russians oppose return of disputed islands to Japan

The proportion of people in Russia against returning the disputed Northwest Pacific islands under the country’s administration to Japan has fallen below 80 percent, a survey by a nongovernmental research organization showed Friday. According to the outcome of the survey by the Levada Analytical ...

Representatives from 91 nations to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony

Aug 4, 2016

Representatives from 91 nations to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony

The Hiroshima city government said Thursday representatives from 91 nations and the European Union are scheduled to attend its annual ceremony on Saturday to commemorate the U.S. atomic bombing in 1945. Among the recognized nuclear weapons states, Britain, France, Russia and the United States ...