• Hiroshima August 6, 2022 3:16 am

    Hiroshima Vows Nuke Ban at 77th Memorial Amid Russia Threat

    Hiroshima is remembering the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing as officials, including the United Nations chief, warn against nuclear weapons buildup and as fears grow of another such attack amid Russia’s war on Ukraine. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Saturday that nuclear weapons “guarantee no safety — only death and destruction.” Hiroshima Mayor Kazimi Matsui criticized nuclear powers...

  • Hiroshima August 6, 2021 8:19 am

    Hiroshima Marks 76th Anniversary of US Atomic Bombing

    Hiroshima has marked the 76th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with the mayor of the Japanese city urging global leaders to unite to eliminate nuclear weapons, just as they are united against the coronavirus

  • Godzilla August 9, 2020 10:21 pm

    ‘Godzilla' Was a Metaphor for Hiroshima, and Hollywood Whitewashed It

    When the monster Godzilla, or “Gojira,” appeared before Japanese movie audiences in 1954, many left the theaters in tears, NBC News reports.

  • Nagasaki August 9, 2020 1:05 am

    Nagasaki Urges Nuke Ban on 75th Anniversary of US A-Bombing

    The Japanese city of Nagasaki has marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban

  • Hiroshima December 3, 2020 9:20 am

    Survivors Mark 75th Anniversary of World's 1st Atomic Attack

    Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing have gathered in diminished numbers to mark its 75th anniversary

  • Associated Press November 23, 2019 5:18 pm

    Pope Denounces ‘Evil' of Nukes as He Fulfills Japan Dream

    Pope Francis denounced the “evil” of nuclear weapons on Saturday as he began a three-day visit to Japan and fulfilled a dream to be a missionary in a land with a rich but bloody Christian past. The pope’s plane landed in the rain in Tokyo, where he received a small welcome at the airport before heading to the Vatican residence...

  • Chicago July 8, 2019 12:47 pm

    Dumpster Filled With Hundreds of Classic Books Outside Chicago School Sparks Outrage

    A dumpster full of classic books seen outside a Chicago Public Schools high school this week has sparked an outcry on social media.

  • Japan December 11, 2018 7:59 am

    5 Missing Marines Declared Dead in Warplanes Crash Off Japan

    The U.S. military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have been halted. The five were on a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft that collided last Thursday with an F/A-18 Hornet during regular training. The warplanes...

  • NBC News December 6, 2018 8:04 pm

    2 US Warplanes Crash Off Japan; 1 Dead, 5 Missing

    One of two crew members recovered after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed off Japan’s coast early Thursday is dead and five others remain missing, the U.S. military said. The Marine Corps said the other recovered crew member was in fair condition.

  • Japan November 14, 2018 6:51 am

    BTS' Agency Apologizes for Atom-Bomb Shirt, Nazi-Emblem Hat

    The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem.

  • Japan September 7, 2018 8:21 am

    Japan Quake Toll Up to 18 as Rescuers Dig Through Landslides

    The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 18 on Friday, and in one small town two dozen people remained unaccounted for after an entire mountainside collapsed on their homes. The region was slowly restoring transport links and power, with lights back in about half of the homes on the island after a...

  • United States August 6, 2018 1:48 am

    Hiroshima Marks 73rd Anniversary of Atomic Bombing in WWII

    Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of the city with a somber ceremony Monday to remember those killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui opened his speech by describing the hellish scene of the blast that morning 73 years ago and the...

  • transportation July 28, 2018 9:33 pm

    Tropical Storm Hits Japan, Heads for Hard-Hit Western Region

    A tropical storm in Japan disrupted transportation and knocked out power to thousands of homes in its path as it headed west toward a region still recovering from devastating rains earlier this month. At least 16 people have been injured, according to a tally by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK. Tropical Storm Jongdari made landfall about 1 a.m. Sunday in central...

  • Europe July 10, 2018 8:50 am

    Over 150 Dead in Japan Floods; Many Out of Power, Water

    Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has exceeded 150. More than 50 people were unaccounted for as of Tuesday evening, many in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area. At Akira Tanimoto’s apartment complex, about a dozen victims have...

  • social media July 9, 2018 11:33 pm

    Rescuers Search for Dozens Still Missing After Deadly Japan Floods

    Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup. More than 100 people were confirmed dead in the disaster. Minoru Katayama, 86, rushed back to his home in Mabi city, in Okayama prefecture,...

  • President March 25, 2018 8:40 am

    Obama, in Japan, Says North Korea's Isolation Means Less Leverage

    Former President Barack Obama said Sunday that negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program are difficult, partly because the country’s isolation minimizes possible leverage, such as trade and travel sanctions against Pyongyang. “North Korea is an example of a country that is so far out of the international norms and so disconnected with the rest of the world,”...

  • Norway December 10, 2017 2:37 pm

    Peace Laureate Urges World to ‘See the Light' and Ban Nukes

    A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima compared her struggle to survive in 1945 to the objectives of the group awarded this year’s Nobel’s Peace Prize during a formal presentation Sunday. Setsuko Thurlow, who was 13 years old when the U.S. bomb devastated her Japanese city during the final weeks of World War II, spoke in Oslo, Norway as...

  • Japan December 7, 2017 2:56 pm

    Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember Those Killed 76 Years Ago

    Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing that plunged the U.S. into World War II. About 20 survivors attended the event at a grassy looking overlooking...

  • NBC October 7, 2018 9:56 pm

    'Looks Like a Nuclear Explosion': Some Coffey Park Residents Say They Won't Be Coming Back

    Exiting U.S. Highway 101 North to get to Coffey Park, the signs of devastation are already obvious from the freeway. Row after row of scorched fields, trees and the occasional sign-post were destroyed in the fires locals say jumped the freeway and engulfed entire neighborhoods within seconds Sunday night.

  • China September 6, 2017 9:38 am

    Nuclear Standoff in Korea: What Is a Hydrogen Bomb?

    North Korea says it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in its latest nuclear test Sunday. Outside experts haven’t been able to verify that claim, but say it’s plausible. If true, it would represent a major step forward in North Korea’s effort to develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States. A hydrogen bomb can be far more powerful...

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