Tag - hiroshima



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.
A girl floats a lantern down the Motoyasu River in front of Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome on Sunday, the 78th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear attack on the city.
Aug 8, 2023
Nuke ban treaty still out of reach as Japan marks atomic bombings
Japan, which is positioned under the "nuclear umbrella" of the U.S., has refrained from joining the treaty, citing its own “tough security environment.”
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other leaders of the Group of Seven, as well as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, meet during their summit in Hiroshima on May 21. 
Aug 7, 2023
The G7 leaders’ vision on nuclear disarmament
Geopolitical rivalries and the failure to address the complicity of G7 members in perpetuating a nuclearized world are stymieing nonproliferation efforts.
Chikako Utsumi holds bottles of Rose Mind at Tenpoichi sake brewer in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Aug 7, 2023
Local Hiroshima sake and beef grow in popularity due to G7
Popular sake Rose Mind has seen its popularity surge since it was served during the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima.
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.
People pray in front of the cenotaph on Sunday, the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, at the city's Peace Memorial Park.
Aug 6, 2023
Hiroshima marks 78th anniversary of atomic bombing
The mayor of the city called on world leaders to recognize that deterrence is a folly amid today's growing nuclear threats.
The aftermath of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in the closing days of World War II
JAPAN / History
Aug 5, 2023
Smithsonian museum plans to show photos of A-bomb aftermath
The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, however, does not currently plan to present photos or personal belongs of the bombing victims.
Signboards for the movies “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” at a theater in Los Angeles 
Aug 4, 2023
'Barbenheimer' highlights U.S. ignorance of nuclear reality
The “Barbenheimer” craze shows the U.S. education system needs work and Americans need lessons on nuclear weapons.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in May.
Aug 3, 2023
Japan's vision of nuke-free world in focus ahead of anniversaries
The tension between Tokyo's lofty goals and realpolitik necessities has made any move toward nuclear disarmament largely elusive.
The social media backlash to “Barbenheimer,” an internet trend centered on the simultaneous release of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” in the United States, led to the hashtag #NoBarbenheimer trending recently on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
Aug 2, 2023
‘Barbenheimer’ memes trigger anger in atomic-bombed Japan
Warner Bros. Japan criticized its U.S. counterpart for participating in internet memes that appear to trivialize the effects of the atomic bombings.
An inside page of The Japan Times from 1973 carried a story about the discovery of some old Japanese chess pieces.
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Aug 1, 2023
Japan Times 1973: 8 'oldest' shogi pieces found in castle's ruins
An ancient discovery and moments that mark the atomic bombings fill past August pages of Japan Times.
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.
Contrary to some news reports, the movie "Oppenheimer," starring (left to right) Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy and Florence Pugh, has not been banned in Japan.
Jul 27, 2023
'Oppenheimer' spurs debate on the atomic bombings
Christopher Nolan’s biopic has triggered a debate on the rights and wrongs of dropping the bomb. It could lead to a more useful discussion in Japan — assuming it’s ever released here.
Carp manager Takahiro Arai (center) has the team pointed in the right direction in his first season in the dugout.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 24, 2023
Takahiro Arai helps Carp surge back into pennant race in first season in dugout
The return of former star player Takahiro Arai as manager as energized the Carp.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 23, 2023
Takayoshi Noma and Masato Morishita shine as Carp win sixth straight
In other Central League action, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Hanshin Tigers, while the Yomiuri Giants defeated the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.


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