Tag - nuclear-weapons



The Atomic Bomb Dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
JAPAN / History
Jan 7, 2024
English-language Hiroshima Peace Declaration book published
With over 400 footnotes explaining different words and idioms, the book can be a great way for for 'global citizens' to learn English.
Kim Yung-ho
Jan 6, 2024
South Korean official says U.S. troops likely to stay even if Trump is re-elected
Unification Minister Kim Yung-ho said this was the case because the U.S. Congress had already decided the matter in a defense bill it recently passed.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with commanders of the Korean People's Army in Pyongyang in this undated picture released Monday.
Jan 1, 2024
Kim tells army to 'annihilate' South Korea and U.S. if they initiate conflict
The North Korean leader told his top military officers to use maximum force against South Korea and the United States in event of war.
People line up to enter the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in the city of Hiroshima on Aug. 14.
Dec 29, 2023
Hiroshima museum eyes online ticketing to ease congestion
The surge in visitors to the museum is apparently attributable chiefly to the effects of the Group of Seven summit held in the city in May.
A Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber
WORLD / Politics
Dec 20, 2023
Putin says Russia’s nuclear arsenal is near fully modernized
The proportion of modern weaponry in its nuclear forces this year "has been brought to 95% and in the naval component almost 100%,” he said.
A mobile missile launcher awaits the order to fire a Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile from an undisclosed location in North Korea in this undated picture released Tuesday.
Dec 19, 2023
Japan, South Korea, U.S. begin sharing real-time data on North Korean missiles
The data-sharing system was activated as Pyongyang confirmed that it tested a solid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile a day earlier.
A woman walks past a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at the main railway station in Seoul on Monday.
Dec 18, 2023
North Korea launches long-range ballistic missile for fifth time in 2023
Japan said the missile was estimated to have a range of 15,000 kilometers, putting the entire U.S. within striking distance.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during an event in Pyongyang in a photo released Dec. 5.
Dec 16, 2023
U.S. and South Korea to draw up joint nuclear defense guideline
Washington and Seoul have decided to complete a comprehensive guideline by next year on how to contain and respond to Pyongyang's nuclear threat.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a meeting in Nagasaki on Saturday
Dec 9, 2023
Kishida vows increased effort to achieve nuke-free world
At a meeting in Nagasaki, the prime minister called nuclear disarmament a "common ideal of humanity."
A sign for "Oppenheimer" at a movie theater in Los Angeles. The film will open in Japan next year.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 7, 2023
'Oppenheimer' to screen in Japan next year after nuclear controversy
The film will open in 2024, Tokyo-based distributor Bitters End said in a statement, but it did not give a specific date for the release.
Digitally blurred screens at the Pyongyang General Control Center of the Korean National Aerospace Technology Directorate are seen on Nov. 22, a day after the launch of a rocket carrying a military reconnaissance satellite, in Pyongyang.
Dec 3, 2023
North Korea spy satellite operator to report findings to military
Pyongyang said that the newly formed reconnaissance satellite operation office had begun its mission on Saturday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his daughter observe an air festival during a visit with the 1st Air Force Division Flying Regiment of the Korean People's Army to commemorate Air Day, at an unknown location on Thursday.
Dec 2, 2023
North Korea says interference in its satellites would be declaration of war
Pyongyang would respond to any U.S. interference in space by eliminating the viability of U.S. spy satellites, state-run media said.
Baimagambet Kabenov, 82, one of the oldest residents in Kaynar, poses for a picture with his wife Rymbibi Zhumagazina in the village in the Abai Region of Kazakhstan. The village neighbors the former Semipalatinsk Test Site, one of the main locations for nuclear testing in the former Soviet Union.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 30, 2023
'Let us be a lesson': Kazakhs warn against return to nuclear tests
The effect of radiation from hundreds of tests has had a devastating impact on the environment and health, and continues to affect lives today.
Seiso Yamada, a former reporter for the Chugoku Shimbun newspaper, talks about what it was like at the time he photographed the mushroom cloud.
JAPAN / History
Nov 28, 2023
Japan to recommend A-bomb photo archive for UNESCO heritage list
The collection of 1,532 photos and two videos were taken between Aug. 6, 1945, when the bomb was dropped, and the end of that year.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chats with senior officials during a banquet to celebrate the launch of a reconnaissance satellite, at the Mulan Pavilion in Pyongyang, in this image released Friday.
Nov 28, 2023
North Korea says satellite took photos of White House and Pentagon
The assertions by the nuclear-armed country were the latest about its new spy satellite's capabilities — though it has yet to release any images.
Sueichi Kido delivers a speech at a session of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in New York on Monday.
Nov 28, 2023
Nagasaki survivor urges nuclear weapons abolition at U.N. meeting
An 83-year-old survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki called for the elimination of nuclear weapons at a U.N. meeting in New York.
North Korean soldiers rebuild a guard post on the North side of the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in this undated handout photo released Monday.
Nov 27, 2023
North Korea vows more satellites and beefs up military on border
The warning came as the North's troops were reported to be restoring some demolished guard posts on the border with South Korea.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (center) and Chinese top diplomat Wang Yi pose for a photo ahead of trilateral talks in Busan, South Korea, on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 26, 2023
Japan, South Korea and China seek leaders' summit at 'earliest' time
The talks were seen as a steppingstone toward reviving the three-way summit, but progress on hammering out a specific date appeared elusive.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the control center of the National Aerospace Technology Administration in Pyongyang to inspect the operational readiness of a new military spy satellite and view photographs in this image released Saturday.
Nov 25, 2023
North Korea's Kim views satellite photos of South Korea and Hawaii
Pyongyang claimed the images showed “major target areas,” including Seoul and cities home to U.S. military bases in South Korea.
Pedestrians walk past a screen displaying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrating after the launch of a military reconnaissance satellite, in Tokyo's Akihabara district on Wednesday.
Nov 23, 2023
North Korea ends 2018 military accord with South after launch
Pyongyang said its first military spy satellite is in orbit, with the rocket passing over the Japanese archipelago late Tuesday.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
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