National Topics

Dec 24, 2015

Japan argued against declaring region nuke-free at 1975 U.N. forum

Japan argued against declaring Northeast Asia a nuclear-weapons-free zone at a United Nations conference in 1975 because such a restriction might interfere with the movements of American warships, according to diplomatic records declassified Thursday. The Japanese government documents portray the dilemma Tokyo faced then ...

Dec 23, 2015

Japan's ruling LDP forms group to review modern history

Japan’s ruling party on Tuesday launched a study group to review its modern history, amid reports it may take up contentious regional issues including the Nanking Massacre, which Tokyo is accused of playing down. The group “is aimed at studying historical events after the ...

Dec 18, 2015

Hiroshima hibakusha area in South Korea to get A-bomb museum

Construction will begin next year on a museum in South Korea dedicated to showing the horror of the August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui has revealed. The museum in southern Hapcheon County, where many survivors of the blast live, will ...