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.

Hiroshima Launches 'peace Tourism' Campaign

Hiroshima launches 'Peace Tourism' campaign

The city of Hiroshima has launched a new tourism campaign designed to encourage visitors to stay longer and explore its atomic bomb heritage.

The Hiroshima Peace Tourism guide map, launched on Monday, aims to help tourists understand the history of the city and the devastation of the 1945 bombing.

Hiroshima Remembers Atomic Bomb Victims

Hiroshima remembers atomic bomb victims

Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday. Tens of thousands of people gathered to honor the victims at an annual memorial ceremony held in the city.

A minute of silence was observed at 8:15 AM -- the exact time the bomb was dropped by the US on August 6, 1945.

Praying For The Victims Of Hiroshima

Praying for the victims of Hiroshima

People started gathering in Hiroshima well before the ceremony in the early morning hours. They came out to honor the victims and send wishes for a world without nuclear weapons.

An 81-year-old atomic bomb survivor said that she really appreciates how many young people are offering sincere prayers.

Nobel Peace Prize Replicas On Display In Hiroshima

Nobel Peace Prize replicas on display in Hiroshima

Official replicas of the medal and the diploma of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize have been put on display at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in the atomic-bombed city.

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, won last year's prize. Before the display's opening on Sunday, ICAN official Tim Wright said it is an honor to have the replicas shown in Hiroshima.

Expert Warns Of More Landslides In Hiroshima

Expert warns of more landslides in Hiroshima

An expert is advising people to stay on the alert for more landslides in Hiroshima Prefecture, where record rainfall caused widespread damage.

Professor Masahiro Kaibori of Hiroshima University's graduate school analyzed video footage of mountain slopes where landslides occurred.

Hiroshima Reservoirs At Risk Of Overflowing

Hiroshima reservoirs at risk of overflowing

Reservoirs in Hiroshima Prefecture remain at high risk of overflowing after torrential rain pounded western Japan over the weekend.

Hiroshima has about 20,000 reservoirs, the second highest figure in Japan after Hyogo Prefecture.

Updating List Of Atomic Bomb Victims In Hiroshima

Updating list of atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima

Annual work has begun in Hiroshima to add new names to the registry of victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the city.

The registry is being updated to include the names of the bomb survivors who died, or whose deaths were confirmed, over the past year. It will be returned to the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in a ceremony marking the anniversary of the bombing on August 6th.

Hiroshima A-bomb Museum Draws Record Visitors In Fy 2016

Hiroshima A-bomb museum draws record visitors in FY 2016The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum drew a record of nearly 1.6 million visitors in the year ending March, with visitor numbers rising in the wake of former U.S. President Barack Obama's May visit.
As of Friday, the number of visitors eclipsed the previous record of 1,593,280 set in fiscal 1999, and the figure is likely to reach around 1.73 million by the end of March, the museum said.