Hiroshima, Nagasaki issue invitations to U.S. President-elect Trump

Nov 10, 2016

Hiroshima, Nagasaki issue invitations to U.S. President-elect Trump

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which were devastated by U.S. atomic bombs during World War II, have called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to visit their cities. They invitation on Wednesday was extended even though Trump was perceived during the presidential campaign as being ...

Putin looking to make visit to Nagasaki, aide says

/ Nov 3, 2016

Putin looking to make visit to Nagasaki, aide says

Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to visit the A-bombed city of Nagasaki sometime in the future, a close aide visiting Japan revealed Thursday. Valentina Matviyenko, chair of the Federation Council, the upper chamber of Russia's parliament, said Putin has told her that he will visit ...

Oct 20, 2016

New, fuel-efficient MSDF destroyer Asahi launched in Nagasaki

The Maritime Self-Defense Force's newest destroyer was christened the Asahi and launched Wednesday at a shipyard in Nagasaki. The new destroyer, which is to go into service in March 2018, is the first MSDF ship that uses a combined gas turbine engine and electric propulsion ...

Sep 9, 2016

A-bomb survivors criticize North Korea test

Atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, along with members of anti-nuclear groups and relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea expressed anger Friday over the North's fifth nuclear test. Hiroshi Harada, a former director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum who survived the ...

Nagasaki bomb museum displays paper crane made by Obama

Sep 3, 2016

Nagasaki bomb museum displays paper crane made by Obama

A paper crane made by U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Hiroshima in May went on display Saturday in Nagasaki, the second city hit by an American atomic bomb. The red paper crane, one of four made by the president during his visit, ...