Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/50189/all en Mayors for Peace proposes 2,000 yen annual fee from member cities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130502/mayors-peace-proposes-2000-yen-annual-fee-member-citie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said Thursday that as chairman of the antinuclear Mayors for Peace organization he plans to ask each of its member cities to pay 2,000 yen in annual membership fees for the first time.</p> <p> Currently, the 20 million yen in annual costs to run the body is funded only by Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities, which suffered U.S. atomic bombings in 1945 during World War II. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130502/mayors-peace-proposes-2000-yen-annual-fee-member-citie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki International relations Mayors of Hiroshima War Kyodo News International Thu, 02 May 2013 09:15:03 +0000 5829705 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean newspaper column calls atomic bombing "divine punishment" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130522/s-korean-newspaper-column-calls-atomic-bombing-divine- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo carried a column dated Monday by an editorial writer describing the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as "divine punishment," drawing protests from the Japanese government.</p> <p> The column also criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other Japanese leaders for their views on history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130522/s-korean-newspaper-column-calls-atomic-bombing-divine-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hiroshima Politics War Kyodo News International Wed, 22 May 2013 21:16:03 +0000 5844167 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean newspaper column angers Japanese officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130523/s-korean-newspaper-column-angers-japanese-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A recent column in the South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo describing the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as "divine punishment" has drawn protests from the Japanese government and those two cities.</p> <p> "The expressions used in the article were really ridiculous," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference Thursday. As the world's only country having suffered nuclear bombings, Japan "never forgives such views," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130523/s-korean-newspaper-column-angers-japanese-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hiroshima Tomihisa Taue War Kyodo News International Thu, 23 May 2013 15:02:20 +0000 5844685 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan right-wingers protest S. Korea daily's A-bomb comment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/japan-right-wingers-protest-s-korea-dailys-bomb-comment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small group of Japanese right-wingers on Sunday staged a protest against a South Korean daily which said the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were "divine punishment".</p> <p>Some 40 demonstrators, carrying Japanese "Rising Sun" flags, gathered outside a building where the Tokyo bureau of the Joongang Ilbo daily is located.</p> <p>Last week an editorial in the daily's Korean and English versions said the 1945 nuclear bombs dropped by US planes, which together killed more than 200,000 people, were justified.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/japan-right-wingers-protest-s-korea-dailys-bomb-comment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Korea JoongAng Daily Mass media Social Issues War AFP Sun, 26 May 2013 07:30:24 +0000 5846273 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan right-wingers protest S. Korea daily's A-bomb comment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/japan-right-wingers-protest-s-korea-dailys-bomb-comment-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A small group of Japanese right-wingers on Sunday staged a protest against a South Korean daily which said the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were "divine punishment".</p> <p>Some 40 demonstrators, carrying Japanese "Rising Sun" flags, gathered outside a building where the Tokyo bureau of the Joongang Ilbo daily is located.</p> <p>Last week an editorial in the daily's Korean and English versions said the 1945 nuclear bombs dropped by US planes, which together killed more than 200,000 people, were justified.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130526/japan-right-wingers-protest-s-korea-dailys-bomb-comment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Korea JoongAng Daily Nagasaki Social Issues War AFP Sun, 26 May 2013 13:45:38 +0000 5846371 at http://www.globalpost.com Nagasaki begins adding new names to list of A-bomb victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130603/nagasaki-begins-adding-new-names-list-bomb-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Nagasaki city office on Monday began the annual task of adding names to the list of victims of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of the city.</p> <p> The newly confirmed victims, who died between Aug. 1 last year and March 31, total 1,178. The names and dates of death of the deceased, along with those of more victims likely to be found by the end of July, are to be added to the list, which contained 158,765 names as of Aug. 9, 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130603/nagasaki-begins-adding-new-names-list-bomb-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hibakusha Nagasaki Prefecture War Kyodo News International Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:00:04 +0000 5850580 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian POW to receive A-bomb health-care certificate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130611/australian-pow-receive-bomb-health-care-certificate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The city of Nagasaki will give a special health-care certificate for 1945 U.S. atomic bombing survivors to a former Australian prisoner of war, an official said Tuesday.</p> <p> An official of the city will visit 93-year-old Allan Chick in Heyfield in the state of Victoria, southeastern Australia, on June 19 to hand over the certificate entitling him to medical allowances.</p> <p> So far, 10 former POWs have received the health-care certificate from the Nagasaki municipal government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130611/australian-pow-receive-bomb-health-care-certificate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Geography of Japan Health Labor Nagasaki Social Issues War Kyodo News International Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:34:47 +0000 5855193 at http://www.globalpost.com Peace forum organizers split over nuclear energy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130625/peace-forum-organizers-split-over-nuclear-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan's biggest labor group will alone organize this year's peace conventions in August in Hiroshima and Nagasaki due to differences over nuclear energy with two past co-hosts, one group said Tuesday.</p> <p> Since 2005 the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo, the Japan Congress Against A- and H-Bombs, or Gensuikin, and the National Council for Peace and Against Nuclear Weapons, or Kakkin, have jointly hosted the annual conventions in pursuit of the abolition of nuclear weapons.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130625/peace-forum-organizers-split-over-nuclear-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Energy Technology Kyodo News International Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:05:05 +0000 5866927 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. General Assembly chief to visit Hiroshima in August http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130628/un-general-assembly-chief-visit-hiroshima-august <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Vuk Jeremic, president of the U.N. General Assembly, plans to attend the annual peace memorial ceremony in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, he told Kyodo News on Thursday.</p> <p> "I'm honored," Jeremic said of his visit to one of the two Japanese cities hit by U.S. nuclear bombs in August 1945.</p> <p> He added that an annual visit by a U.N. secretary general or a general assembly president to the bombed sites should be "fixed."</p> <p> Jeremic from Serbia will also hold talks with senior government officials in Tokyo during his stay in Japan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130628/un-general-assembly-chief-visit-hiroshima-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Kyodo News International Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:05:52 +0000 5870104 at http://www.globalpost.com Envoys from 71 countries to attend Hiroshima A-bomb ceremony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130716/envoys-71-countries-attend-hiroshima-bomb-ceremony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The city of Hiroshima said Tuesday that representatives from 71 nations are scheduled to attend an upcoming annual ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing.</p> <p> Guinea, Togo and Tonga will attend the Aug. 6 peace memorial ceremony for the first time, while the United States has yet to announce if Ambassador John Roos will follow up his 2010 and 2012 appearances.</p> <p> The number of countries which send their envoys to the city's ceremony hit a record high in 2010, when 74 nations sent their representatives.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130716/envoys-71-countries-attend-hiroshima-bomb-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hiroshima War Kyodo News International Tue, 16 Jul 2013 06:01:39 +0000 5884934 at http://www.globalpost.com Mayors for Peace conference to be attended by 189 cities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130719/mayors-peace-conference-be-attended-189-cities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A total of 189 cities and 27 other entities will attend the antinuclear Mayors for Peace group's general conference to be held for four days from Aug. 3 in Hiroshima, the city's mayor, Kazumi Matsui, said Friday.</p> <p> The participants are expected to adopt at the quadrennial meeting a Hiroshima Appeal seeking to abolish nuclear weapons, while a speech by United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane and a dialogue between city representatives and atomic bomb survivors will also be held.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130719/mayors-peace-conference-be-attended-189-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hiroshima Mayors for Peace Kyodo News International Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:01:46 +0000 5887781 at http://www.globalpost.com Hiroshima, Nagasaki differ on urging Japan to oppose nuke weapon use http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130731/hiroshima-nagasaki-differ-urging-japan-oppose-nuke-wea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Hiroshima and Nagasaki will adopt differing approaches in urging the Japanese government to join a group of countries endorsing a statement against the use of nuclear weapons in upcoming events to mark the 1945 atomic bombings, according to the cities' mayors.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130731/hiroshima-nagasaki-differ-urging-japan-oppose-nuke-wea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki International relations Nuclear weapons War Kyodo News International Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:01:58 +0000 5898484 at http://www.globalpost.com 47 nations to be represented at Nagasaki atomic bombing ceremony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130731/47-nations-be-represented-at-nagasaki-atomic-bombing-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Forty-seven countries plan to send representatives to a memorial ceremony on the 68th anniversary of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, city officials said Wednesday.</p> <p> The countries will include recognized nuclear weapons states Britain, China, France and Russia, as well as India, which will be represented for the first time, officials of the southwestern Japan city said based on responses to invitations received by Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130731/47-nations-be-represented-at-nagasaki-atomic-bombing-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nagasaki War Kyodo News International Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:37:35 +0000 5898750 at http://www.globalpost.com Hiroshima to urge gov't to enhance solidarity with anti-nuke nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130801/hiroshima-urge-govt-enhance-solidarity-anti-nuke-natio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui will urge the central government to strengthen its solidarity with the nations that have called for the elimination of atomic arms at the 68th anniversary of the city's atomic-bombing, according to the gist of his statement for the event released Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130801/hiroshima-urge-govt-enhance-solidarity-anti-nuke-natio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hiroshima Nuclear weapons War Kyodo News International Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:33:15 +0000 5899630 at http://www.globalpost.com Abe to attend A-bomb ceremonies in Hiroshima, Nagasaki http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130801/abe-attend-bomb-ceremonies-hiroshima-nagasaki <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend the ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki next week commemorating the 68th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of the cities, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday.</p> <p> The government is also arranging plans for the prime minister, after attending the ceremonies, to visit nursing homes for atomic bomb survivors and meet with their representatives to listen to their requests, Suga said in a news conference.</p> <p> The ceremonies will be held in Hiroshima on Tuesday and in Nagasaki on Aug. 9.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130801/abe-attend-bomb-ceremonies-hiroshima-nagasaki" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan Nagasaki Politics War Kyodo News International Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:03:00 +0000 5899869 at http://www.globalpost.com