The top Japan news stories of 2016

National Dec 29, 2016

The top Japan news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these national news stories as the most important of 2016. 1. A president in Hiroshima: U.S. President Barack Obama made a historic and emotional visit to Hiroshima on May 27. He was the first sitting U.S. president to go to ...

National / Politics Jun 30, 2016

Obama's Hiroshima visit reflects strong U.S.-Japan ties: report

A recently released U.S. congressional report embraced President Barack Obama's recent visit to Hiroshima as a manifestation of a robust relationship between the United States and Japan. The report, by the Congressional Research Service, Congress' nonpartisan research arm, also focused on the upcoming Upper House ...

Hiroshima to loan Obama's paper cranes to Nagasaki

National 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 ...

Hiroshima peace museum puts Obama's paper cranes on display

National Jun 9, 2016

Hiroshima peace museum puts Obama's paper cranes on display

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Thursday put on display four paper cranes offered by U.S. President Barack Obama during his historic visit to the atomic-bombed city in May. According to the museum, each of the Obama-handmade cranes is about 7 cm high and about ...

Manga shows Hiroshima survival as one of joy

National Jun 2, 2016

Manga shows Hiroshima survival as one of joy

by May Masangkay

The horror in post-bombing Hiroshima is captured in black-and-white photos of the city and its beleaguered survivors. But Taeko Tada, whose mother survived the U.S. atomic bombing at the age of 5, has a different take on the tragedy. Her self-published manga focuses on the ...