Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mukwege Visits Hiroshima

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mukwege visits Hiroshima

Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege visited Hiroshima on Saturday to pray for victims of the atomic bombing.

Congolese doctor Mukwege has been helping rape victims for many years in his African country.

Oyster Harvesting Season Starts In Hiroshima

Oyster harvesting season starts in Hiroshima

Fishers in Hiroshima Prefecture, western Japan, have begun harvesting cultured oysters.

The harvest season started on Tuesday. Around 6 a.m., growers in Higashihiroshima City began using cranes on their boats to pull up a 10-meter-long rope where they planted oysters.

Japan Pauses To Reflect On Hiroshima Bombing

Japan pauses to reflect on Hiroshima bombing

People in Japan took a moment to pause and remember the victims of an event they can never forget.

On August 6,1945, an American warplane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Tens of thousands of people died in an instant -- and an estimated 140,000 lost their lives by the end of the year.

Hiroshima Mayor Discloses Gist Of Peace Message

Hiroshima mayor discloses gist of peace message

The mayor of Hiroshima says he plans to use this year's peace declaration to call on the Japanese government to join a UN treaty on banning nuclear weapons.

Mayor Kazumi Matsui on Thursday disclosed the gist of the declaration he is to deliver at the ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the city's atomic bombing on August 6.

Symposium On Nuclear Arms Abolition In Hiroshima

Symposium on nuclear arms abolition in Hiroshima

More than 500 people have gathered at a symposium in Hiroshima to discuss ways to eliminate nuclear weapons and efforts to achieve peace.

The event was held on Saturday at the International Conference Center in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park.

At Least 95 Nations To Attend Hiroshima Ceremony

At least 95 nations to attend Hiroshima ceremony

The city of Hiroshima says at least 95 countries and the European Union are expected to send ambassadors and other representatives to an August 6 ceremony to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing on the city.

City officials announced an outline of the Peace Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday.

Hiroshima Protests Us Subcritical Nuclear Test

Hiroshima protests US subcritical nuclear test

People in Hiroshima are protesting the latest nuclear test by the United States. The US government announced last week that the country carried out a subcritical nuclear test earlier this year.

A US government laboratory said it carried out the experiment in Nevada in February as part of a drive to modernize the country's nuclear weapons.

Hiroshima Officials Protest Latest Us Nuclear Test

Hiroshima officials protest latest US nuclear test

People in Hiroshima are protesting the latest nuclear test by the United States.

The US government announced on Friday that the country carried out a subcritical nuclear test in the state of Nevada on February 13. This type of test does not produce a nuclear explosion.

Hiroshima Mayor Promotes Nuclear Abolition

Hiroshima mayor promotes nuclear abolition

The mayor of Hiroshima has pledged to strengthen solidarity and cooperation among cities around the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

Kazumi Matsui addressed an award ceremony on Friday for the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards. The event was part of a film festival in New York. The award is given to people and groups that inspire innovation.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Reopens

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum reopens

The renovated main building of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum reopened on Thursday.

The main building opened in 1955, 10 years after the atomic bombing of the city. It has been closed since 2017 to be made more earthquake-resistant. The displays also underwent major renovation for the first time since 1991.

Hiroshima Delays A-bomb Dome Preservation Work

Hiroshima delays A-bomb Dome preservation work

The city of Hiroshima has been forced to postpone plans to carry out preservation work on the Atomic Bomb Dome after receiving no expressions of interest from specialist companies.

The city government was hoping to begin work on the site, which has UNESCO World Heritage listing, by the end of March.

Austrian Chancellor Visits Hiroshima

Austrian chancellor visits Hiroshima

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has visited the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in western Japan. As foreign minister, Kurz had a hand in the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Kurz arrived in Japan on Friday to commemorate the 150 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria. He traveled to Hiroshima on Saturday. He had specifically requested the visit.