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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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2023
Tokyo prosecutor suspected of offering to nix man's indictment to build case against Kawai
The prosecutor is suspected of convincing the man to admit the money he received was for vote-buying purposes, sources said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Jul 17, 2023
Micron’s huge Hiroshima investment amid job cuts leaves unanswered questions
Micron plans to reduce its global workforce by 10% this year. In May, several hundred people are believed to have left the Hiroshima plant, which had about 3,700 workers as of last November.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Hiroshima Appeals poster set to continue traditions of daring design and anti-nuclear art
Norio Nakamura's entry is the latest in an iconic series of posters that has contributed some of the greatest and most impactful images in Japanese graphic design.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2023
Heavy rain halts some bullet train services in western Japan
On Saturday, at least 15 landslides occurred and 20 locations were impacted by overflowing rivers in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2023
Record 110 nations to attend Hiroshima peace ceremony in August
The total number will be the highest ever recorded, according to an outline of the ceremony unveiled by the city. The current record is 101, marked in 2015 — 100 countries plus the EU.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2023
Momentum building for cranes' inclusion on UNESCO list
Relatives of Sadako Sasaki are preparing to submit the items to a UNESCO documentary heritage program for registry in 2025 to mark 80 years since the end of World War II.


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