/ Aug 4, 2016

Kennedy to miss Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb ceremonies

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will not be attending this year's ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a U.S. Embassy official said. The ambassador, who has attended the ceremonies over the past two years, will be in ...

Japan asks Canada's foreign minister to visit Nagasaki

/ Jul 20, 2016

Japan asks Canada's foreign minister to visit Nagasaki

Japan has sounded out Canada about the possibility of Stephane Dion becoming the first sitting foreign minister from a Group of Seven country to visit Nagasaki, to boost efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons, sources said Tuesday. The Japanese government wants more world ...

Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

Jun 30, 2016

Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

The Hiroshima city government will loan some of the paper cranes gifted by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, a municipal official said Thursday. Obama folded four cranes, giving them to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and to elementary and junior ...

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Jun 29, 2016

Kyushu landslides triggered by downpour leave woman in coma

Two people are in comas following heavy rain in Kyushu on Tuesday and Wednesday, which triggered landslides in Kagoshima and Nagasaki prefectures. According to the Meteorological Agency, 61.5 mm of rain per hour was reported in Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, on Wednesday morning, following 263 mm ...

Shimabara city marks 25 years since Fugen Peak disaster

Jun 3, 2016

Shimabara city marks 25 years since Fugen Peak disaster

The city of Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture, commemorated Friday the 43 victims of a huge pyroclastic flow that 25 years ago spewed from Mount Unzen's Fugen Peak. Fugen Peak erupted on Nov. 17, 1990, for the first time in around 200 years and caused a massive ...

Why was Nagasaki nuked?

/ Jun 1, 2016

Why was Nagasaki nuked?

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki will remain a burden on American conscience — Hiroshima because it was the world's first atomic bombing, setting a precedent, and Nagasaki because it was a blatantly wanton act.

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

May 28, 2016

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

President Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast. He spoke briefly with two survivors in the audience after his remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: Sunao Tsuboi, the ...