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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima following a Group of Seven summit meeting the city in May 2023.
Jul 9, 2024
Record 115 countries to attend Hiroshima peace ceremony
The ceremony marks the 79th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city in the closing days of World War II.
Members of Onomichi High School's baseball team (back) have longer hair than members of teams that stick to traditional buzz cuts.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Jul 1, 2024
High school baseball gets a makeover as buzz cut rules are no more
What was once seen as a symbol of fighting spirit is getting a rethink as coaches try to be mindful of students' mental states and preferences.
Sanfrecce have attracted more than 25,000 fans to each of their J. League games at the spectacular Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima since it opened in February.
SOCCER / J. League
Jun 23, 2024
Sanfrecce feeling right at home at shiny new stadium in Hiroshima
The soccer club's new home has helped the team attract more than 25,000 fans to each J1 game in the baseball-mad city.
The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima
JAPAN / History
Jun 21, 2024
Oppenheimer apologized to atomic bomb survivors, Japan nonprofit says
Oppenheimer apologized profusely while crying intensely as soon as he met the visitors, an interpreter said.
Nagasaki Mayor Shiro Suzuki says the city is holding off on inviting Israeli representative to this year's peace ceremony.
Jun 4, 2024
Nagasaki holds off inviting Israel to peace ceremony
Worries that protests could disrupt the memorial for atomic bomb victims are partly behind the decision, according to the mayor.
Workers prepare boxes of oyster products for shipping at Suzuki Suisan in Saka, Hiroshima Prefecture. The company stopped offering free shipping services in March.
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Jun 3, 2024
Transportation firms grapple with new driver overtime cap
The overtime cap introduced in April has led to increased transportation costs and some logistical headaches as firms try to adjust.
Group of Seven leaders, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. President Joe Biden, after visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 19, 2023
May 19, 2024
G7 goal of nuclear-free world increasingly challenged
Momentum for nuclear disarmament has not increased, partly because Russia has threatened to use nuclear weapons in its military aggression against Ukraine.
Akitakata Mayor Shinji Ishimaru speaks during a news conference in this screenshot taken from the city's YouTube channel.
JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2024
Mayor in Hiroshima Prefecture city to run in Tokyo governor race
"I want to change Japan through changing Tokyo," said Shinji Ishimaru, mayor of the city of Akitakata in Hiroshima Prefecture.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks to reporters during a news conference in Washington on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2024
Japan concerned over U.S. officials' remarks on atomic bombings
The remarks justifying the August 1945 atomic bombings could put a damper on bilateral ties between Tokyo and Washington.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Kaga destroyer has undergone the first stage of modifications to turn it into a de facto aircraft carrier for F-35B stealth fighter jets.
JAPAN / Politics / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
May 13, 2024
MSDF’s Kure base expanding mission as it marks 70th anniversary
The unit has increased its activities not only in national defense, but also in disaster relief operations and overseas missions.
A view of Matazo Kayama’s folding screen paintings reproduced on ceramic panels by Otsuka Ohmi Ceramics, displayed at Simose Art Museum.
May 11, 2024
Art and architecture come together at Simose Art Museum
Tradition and innovation converge at Shimose Art Museum. For it first anniversary, the venue is spotlighting trailblazer nihonga artist Matazo Kayama.
The U.S. military’s Kawakami Ammunition Depot in Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture. High levels of PFAS have been detected in well water around the facility.
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Apr 15, 2024
U.S.-Japan pact hampers PFAS survey at U.S. facility in Hiroshima
The bilateral Status of Forces Agreement gives exclusive authority to the U.S. forces over the management of their facilities in Japan.
A staff member attends to a dog at a day care center for pets operated by Peace Winds Japan in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Apr 11, 2024
Nonprofit group provides vital pet care in quake-hit Ishikawa
Peace Winds Japan, based in Hiroshima, has been assisting with pet care in disaster-hit areas since the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
Hiroshima Kanon Senior High School in the city of Hiroshima opened a cafeteria serving authentic Italian cuisine in December last year after Hoyu, which had been entrusted with cafeteria operations, went bankrupt in September.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 10, 2024
Business stability screenings urged for school lunch operators
The directive followed the abrupt suspension of meal services at schools across the country by Hoyu, a cooking service company.
The Tigers' Teruaki Sato has hit at least 20 home runs in three straight seasons.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 28, 2024
Tigers remain the Central League's team to beat as rival Giants loom
While Hanshin may be favored to repeat, the rest of the league will be waiting to pounce should the Kansai club falter.
Yuji Takahashi says there is a culture of passing down good furniture for generations in places like northern Europe. He wants such practice to be the norm in Japan as well.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Mar 25, 2024
Craftsman’s works spreads nationwide through furniture with no nails
Yuji Takahashi uses a traditional technique called "sashimono," by which grooves are carved and joints fitted together.
PFAS does not break down easily and remains in the body and the environment for a number of years, and is thus called “forever chemicals.”
JAPAN / Explainer
Mar 4, 2024
Japan’s food safety panel drafts intake limit for 'forever chemicals'
The report spells out the “tolerable daily intake” of PFAS through food for the first time. Here's what you need to know.
A melted wristwatch that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. The hands stopped at 8:15 a.m., the exact time the bomb decimated the city.
Feb 24, 2024
Watch that survived Hiroshima atomic bombing sells for over $31,000
The hands of the watch, which was recovered from the ruins of the city, are frozen at the moment of detonation at 8:15 a.m.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima opened the J. League's top-flight season with a win over Urawa Reds in Hiroshima on Friday.
Feb 23, 2024
New arrival Yuki Ohashi helps Hiroshima top Urawa in J1 opener
Last season's third-place team made a winning start at Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima.
Sanfrecce will play its first regular-season match against Urawa on Friday at the brand-new Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 22, 2024
The J. League is back with a top flight that's bigger than ever
Hiroshima has eyes on the title as the club raises the curtain at a new stadium, but Urawa will be looking to spoil the party starting Friday.


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