Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500

National Jun 6, 2014

Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500

The flight log of Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the U.S. B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, sold for $86,500 (about ¥8.87 million) during an auction of World War II memorabilia in New York on Thursday. The log of one of America's ...

National Jan 28, 2014

U.S. posts medical info on A-bombs

The U.S. Energy Department has made available online a report about the medical effects of the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, according to a Japanese scholar. Shigenobu Nagataki, an honorary professor at Nagasaki University, asked U.S. authorities last year to release the ...

National Aug 21, 2013

Hiroshima, Nagasaki warn Obama on plutonium tests

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki separately sent letters of protest to President Barack Obama on Tuesday after the United States revealed it had conducted an experiment using plutonium to examine the capabilities of nuclear weapons between April and June. "I just can't stop being ...

Hiroshima history, horror ingrained: ex-reporter

National Aug 13, 2013

Hiroshima history, horror ingrained: ex-reporter

by Takuma Obinata

Mona Nakanishi, a TV celebrity from Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, believed until she moved to Tokyo that children across Japan came to school every Aug. 6 to offer prayers for victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The 37-year-old ex-news anchorwoman, formerly known as Mona Yamamoto, ...

Ballerina Morishita still dancing for world peace

National Aug 9, 2013

Ballerina Morishita still dancing for world peace

by Ayako Suga

Leading ballet dancer Yoko Morishita, who was born in Hiroshima three years after the city's atomic bombing, says her mission is to dance for peace. "I believe it is my mission to offer prayers for peace and to continue to dance," said the 64-year-old, who ...

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

National Jul 25, 2013

'Barefoot Gen' marks 40th birthday

by Ayako Suga

"Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot Gen"), a manga series by the late Keiji Nakazawa, marks the 40th anniversary of its publication this year, reminding both child and adult readers alike of the horrors of nuclear warfare. The series started in the June 4, 1973, edition of ...

National Jun 12, 2013

Aussie POW, 93, to receive A-bomb health-care certificate

The city of Nagasaki will issue a special health-care certificate usually reserved for U.S. A-bomb survivors to a former Australian prisoner of war, an official said Tuesday. A city official will visit 93-year-old hibakusha Allan Chick in Heyfield, Victoria, on June 19 to deliver the ...