Tag - hibakusha



Sueichi Kido delivers a speech at a session of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on Monday.
Nov 28, 2023
Nagasaki survivor urges nuclear weapons abolition at U.N. meeting
An 83-year-old survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki called for the elimination of nuclear weapons at a U.N. meeting in New York.
Mitsuko Suyama talks about falling victim to “black rain” in front of the community center where she was at the time of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Aug 21, 2023
Nagasaki ‘black rain’ victims angry over lack of health benefits
Victims of the Nagasaki A-bomb tell of suffering and exclusion from health benefits reserved for those officially recognized as survivors.
Family legacy successor Kento Ogata, who tells the story of his grandfather Shozo Matsubara, an atomic-bomb survivor, in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima on July 8
Aug 6, 2023
A-bomb survivors' kin rush to preserve family histories
An initiative launched by the city of Hiroshima allows relatives to pass on the experiences of surviving hibakusha.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida gives a speech in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park during the Group of Seven summit on May 21.
Jul 30, 2023
G7 was meaningful for nuke-free goal, say 70% of A-bomb survivors
Most respondents who felt positive about the summit cited the opportunity for attendees to learn more about the atomic bomb.
Japan Times
May 20, 2023
Atomic bomb survivors mixed on G7 Hiroshima summit museum visit
'I hope it might make the leaders realize the problems of relying on nuclear weapons for security, and serve as a crossroads to even a slight change in their approaches,' one survivor said.
Japan Times
May 17, 2023
At Hiroshima G7, bomb survivors grapple with a disarmament dream deferred
They fear Hiroshima's legacy — its importance as the first city to be flattened by a nuclear weapon — may be reduced to a historical artifact rather than a call for change.
Japan Times
May 16, 2023
In her own words: A Hiroshima bomb survivor learns English to tell her story
While talks by hibakusha have become a regular feature of Hiroshima's memorial sites, Teruko Yahata stands out for her presentations in English.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / Longform
May 15, 2023
Rebuilding a community: Hiroshima after the bomb
In the decades since World War II ended, the city has undergone significant material and demographic changes — yet some still remember the old streets.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 15, 2023
G7 leaders set to meet A-bomb survivors during summit
Arrangements are being made for the leaders to meet with hibakusha during a visit to the peace memorial museum on May 19, the first day of the summit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Aug 22, 2022
Hibakusha professor working to dispel A-bomb 'myth' in U.S.
Yuki Miyamoto says many still believe that the A-bomb helped save many American lives by hastening the end of World War II.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2022
Group of A-bomb survivors 'disappointed' in Japan for not joining nuke ban treaty
In a meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday, the leader of a group of atomic bomb survivors voiced disappointment in the government for not signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2021
Peace Boat goes virtual with A-bomb survivors' stories amid pandemic
COVID-19 distancing measures have allowed the group to hold online events, with hibakusha telling their stories to people around the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Jul 29, 2021
In-utero A-bomb survivor eager to tell family's story in English
Kazuhiko Futagawa was still eight months shy of being born when Hiroshima was bombed in 1945.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2021
A-bomb survivors rejoice as U.N. nuclear ban treaty takes effect
Some, however, reiterated their disappointment with the Japanese government, which has not ratified the pact.
Jan 21, 2021
A-bomb survivors urge Biden to join U.N. nuclear treaty
The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki also asked Biden in a joint letter if he would visit the two cities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Jan 20, 2021
As U.N. nuclear treaty comes into force, Japan sees different path to nonproliferation
Nuclear weapons states, as well as Japan, have refused to sign the treaty, preferring arms control treaties that they hope will lead to the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
Jan 19, 2021
Austria urges Japan to join first U.N. nuclear ban treaty meeting
In October, 50 countries ratified the treaty, reaching the threshold required for it to enter into force.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2020
A-bomb survivors in Japan want Biden to push for nuke disarmament
In August, Joe Biden, the former vice president under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, said he will strive for a world without nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2020
Mobilizing the world behind the nuclear weapons ban treaty
Setsuko Thurlow is an atomic bombing survivor who lives in Canada. She has been a highly visible public face of the hibakusha around the world, campaigning tirelessly for nuclear abolition and was included in the small delegation from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to receive...
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2020
U.N. nuke ban treaty to enter effect Jan. 22, heaping pressure on Japan to join
Tokyo has so far resisted domestic and international calls to join, saying a pact without the participation of nuclear powers was not practical.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan