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May 27, 2016

Double foreign winners of Japanese decoration and medals: panel

A government panel reviewing Japan’s decoration and medal award system has proposed almost doubling the number of foreign awardees to 300 per year in a phased approach. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is expected to revise the system from this fall’s awards based on ...

May 27, 2016

Key dates in the nuclear arms race

Here is a timeline of the development of nuclear weapons, as U.S. President Barack Obama pays a historic visit to the city of Hiroshima on Friday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the only two cities to suffer an atomic bombing, carried out by U.S. planes ...

Hiroshima bombing: the morning the Earth shook

May 27, 2016

Hiroshima bombing: the morning the Earth shook

With a blinding flash of light and an ear-splitting roar, the age of nuclear conflict arrived with terrifying and awe-inspiring force on Aug. 6, 1945, changing the course of history, and killing 140,000 people. That morning was a run-of-the-mill one for most Hiroshima residents. ...

May 27, 2016

LGBT community focus of new sexual harassment guidelines

Discriminatory acts by employers against sexual minorities will be regarded as sexual harassment under revised guidelines to be introduced next year, according to officials. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is planning to introduce the changes in January under the equal employment opportunity law ...

May 27, 2016

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and its effect on people

The atomic blast in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, killed 140,000 people; tens of thousands died instantly, while the rest succumbed to injuries or illness in the weeks, months and years afterwards. Ball of fire The first thing people noticed was an “intense ball ...

From the sidelines of the G-7 Ise-Shima Summit

May 27, 2016

From the sidelines of the G-7 Ise-Shima Summit

After many months of preparation the finale of the 2016 G7 meetings, attended by state leaders from the seven nations, is finally taking place in Ise-Shima surrounded by considerable media attention and security. Here’s a selection of social media peeks at the big event. ...