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People line up to enter the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in the city of Hiroshima on Aug. 14.
Dec 29, 2023
Hiroshima museum eyes online ticketing to ease congestion
The surge in visitors to the museum is apparently attributable chiefly to the effects of the Group of Seven summit held in the city in May.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (left) and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visit the cenotaph for atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima on May 21 during the Group of Seven summit. Zelenskyy’s visit to one of the two cities attacked with a nuclear weapon came amid Russia’s veiled threats to use its nuclear arsenal in its war against Ukraine.
Dec 28, 2023
Images of 2023: Japan
Outside of the successful G7 summit, the year was not kind to PM Fumio Kishida's unpopular administration. A kickback scandal provided one final headache.
Toyota dealer Hiroshima Toyopet has installed air conditioners at all 30 of its maintenance facilities in Hiroshima Prefecture to ensure mechanics can work comfortably during the summer.
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Dec 25, 2023
Hiroshima car dealers seek ways to attract mechanics
Since many people use their cars as a daily means of transportation, it is essential to secure a stable pool of mechanics.
A sign for "Oppenheimer" at a movie theater in Los Angeles. The film will open in Japan next year.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 7, 2023
'Oppenheimer' to screen in Japan next year after nuclear controversy
The film will open in 2024, Tokyo-based distributor Bitters End said in a statement, but it did not give a specific date for the release.
Seiso Yamada, a former reporter for the Chugoku Shimbun newspaper, talks about what it was like at the time he photographed the mushroom cloud.
JAPAN / History
Nov 28, 2023
Japan to recommend A-bomb photo archive for UNESCO heritage list
The collection of 1,532 photos and two videos were taken between Aug. 6, 1945, when the bomb was dropped, and the end of that year.
As a young man, preserving the 400-year-old Ueda Soko Ryu tea ceremony school, which had survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, was always on Soko Ueda's mind.
Nov 11, 2023
‘Life is for being who I am — not who others expect me to be’
A soon-to-be 17th-generation tea ceremony grandmaster shares the journey he took in embracing his family heritage and preserving a Hiroshima tradition.
Hiroshima police arrested a senior police officer on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman he met via a dating app.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 8, 2023
Hiroshima police officer arrested on suspicion of sexual assault
The police arrested 58-year-old Koichi Iwamoto, who claims to live in the city of Hiroshima, on charges of nonconsensual sex and coercion.
Ryo and Kaho Nagata greet a regular customer from the second floor of their cafe in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Nov 6, 2023
Young migrants bring vitality to rural Hiroshima
Some new residents found a place where they could try something new, as well as having cheaper rents for stores and homes compared to Tokyo.
Christopher Nolan's film about the creator of the atomic bomb, "Oppenheimer," was released in theaters worldwide this summer and received mostly strong reviews. However, distributors still have not announced whether the film will be shown in Japan's cinemas.
Oct 28, 2023
Will Japan ever see 'Oppenheimer' screened in its cinemas?
Christopher Nolan’s film about the creator of the atomic bomb still doesn't have a Japan release date. There’s more than one possible reason for that.
Hanshin Tigers celebrate after the team booked a spot in the Japan Series with a 4-2 win over the Hiroshima Carp on Friday at Koshien Stadium.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 20, 2023
Tigers sweep past Carp on way to first Japan Series in nine years
The win in front of their frenzied fans at historic Koshien Stadium near Osaka earned the Tigers their first Japan Series berth since 2014.
The Tigers' Seiya Kinami reacts after hitting a sayonara single against the Carp in Game 2 of the Central League Climax Series at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 20, 2023
Tigers close in on Japan Series berth after walk-off victory
The Hanshin Tigers moved to within one win or one tie of their first Japan Series berth in nine years
Lotte's Hiromi Oka slides home to score the winning run against SoftBank in Game 3 of the PL Climax Series first stage in Chiba on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 17, 2023
Marines and Carp hope to maintain Climax Series momentum
The CL and PL league champions, the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes, will enter the fray with places in the Japan Series on the line.
Hawks reliever Ryosuke Otsu (left) is comforted on the mount by pitching coach Kazumi Saito after surrendering the game-winning run against the Marines in Game 3 of the first stage of the PL Climax Series in Chiba on Monday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Oct 17, 2023
Hawks relievers and coaches endure agony of 10th-inning collapse
That bell tolled for Yuki Tsumori and Ryosuke Otsu on Monday night at Zozo Marine Stadium as they allowed four pitches in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Carp batter Kosuke Tanaka hits to right field in the 8th inning of the team's second Central League Climax Series' first stage game against the BayStars at Mazda Stadium in Hiroshima on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 16, 2023
Carp finish off BayStars to set up clash with Tigers
The Hiroshima Carp will face the Hanshin Tigers in the CLCS final stage at Koshien Stadium starting Wednesday.
Albirex's Moemi Nishibuchi (left) and Sanfrecce's Manaka Matsumoto contest for a header during the final of the 2023 WE League Cup in Kawasaki on Saturday.
Oct 14, 2023
Sanfrecce outlasts Albirex for WE League Cup title
The sister team of three-time J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima earned its first major trophy since its 2020 inception.
Students from Kyushu Sangyo University hold their paintings alongside three atomic bomb survivors whom they spoke with in a bid to depict hibakusha experiences on canvas, in Fukuoka in July.
JAPAN / History
Oct 10, 2023
A-bomb survivors' experiences told through student art project
A-bomb survivors in Fukuoka reached out to Kyushu Sangyo University and asked art students there to create paintings to be used during talks.
Industry minister Yasutoshi Nishimura announced Japan's additional subsidies for U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology's plant in Hiroshima Prefecture.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 3, 2023
Japan to provide ¥192 billion in extra subsidies to Micron
The move, which comes on top of the up to ¥46.5 billion aid announced earlier, adds to Japan's efforts to ensure a stable supply of chips.
Nippon Steel's Setouchi Works Kure Area in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture
Sep 30, 2023
Nippon Steel shuts historic Kure plant in western Japan
The move is part of drastic business reforms drawn up in response to falls in domestic steel demand.
A family plays the Monster Catcher crane game at Happy Land Marina amusement arcade in Hiroshima.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Sep 18, 2023
Crane games win hearts at amusement arcades with limited-edition prizes
Thanks to the growing popularity of anime, crane games have become a popular family pastime and are also attracting foreign visitors.
Sanfrecce players celebrate Takaaki Shichi's (third from right) first-half opener against Vissel in Hiroshima on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Sep 17, 2023
Hiroshima beats visiting J1 leader Kobe
The result at Edion Stadium Hiroshima leaves Kobe with just a one-point buffer over second-place Yokohama F. Marinos.


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