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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.
BayStars starter Katsuki Azuma recorded a complete-game victory against the Carp in Hiroshima on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 8, 2023
Katsuki Azuma tosses complete game to help BayStars end slide
BayStars starter Katsuki Azuma recorded a complete-game victory against the Carp in Hiroshima on Thursday.
Paper cranes made by Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the August 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, on display at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in May.
Aug 30, 2023
UNESCO listing sought for A-bombed girl's paper cranes
Other items for which the application was made include Sadako Sasaki's handwritten notes on her blood test results and her photos.
A Mazda MX-30 at a dealership in the city of Hiroshima. The MX-30 is the only electric vehicle model Mazda currently sells in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Aug 28, 2023
Mazda accelerates EV shift in China, reshaping ties with suppliers
Mazda’s sales in China in the year from April 2022 halved from the previous year to 84,000 units due to a thin lineup of EVs.
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.
The Dragons' Yuya Yanagi pitches against the Carp in Nagoya on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 14, 2023
Yuya Yanagi throws nine no-hit frames before Dragons win in 10th
Yuya Yanagi threw nine no-hit innings before the Chunichi Dragons won a 10th-inning home run derby to defeat the Hiroshima Carp 2-1 in the Central League on Sunday.
People offer silent prayers for the victims of the 1945 Nagasaki atomic bombing at the city's Peace Park on Wednesday to mark the 78th anniversary of the attack.
Aug 11, 2023
Nuclear threats grow stronger and more immediate
In this world, unilateral disarmament and the hope that setting an example will inspire other nations to follow suit is fantasy.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on