Ex-head Of Hiroshima Museum On Castro's Death

Ex-head of Hiroshima museum on Castro's deathFidel Castro visited the city of Hiroshima in 2003. He laid flowers at the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing and visited the Peace Memorial Museum.
Minoru Hataguchi, who was the head of the museum at the time, recalls that Castro was very interested in the impact the atomic bombing had on people. He says Castro's questions focused on how the survivors were living.

Hiroshima Carp To Retire Ace Kuroda's Uniform Number

Hiroshima Carp to retire ace Kuroda's uniform numberThe Hiroshima Carp decided on Oct. 30 to retire veteran starter Hiroki Kuroda's uniform number, as he is set to retire from baseball with the end of the 2016 season.
The 41-year-old pitcher had worn number 15 since he broke in with the Carp in 1997 until he signed with Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers ahead of the 2008 season. He again donned No. 15 when he returned to the Carp for the 2015 season at a reported 400 million yen annual salary, after rejecting an apparently much richer offer from the New York Yankees.

200,000 Flowers Create Giant Image Of Obama In Hiroshima

200,000 flowers create giant image of Obama in HiroshimaTwo hundred thousand red, white and blue salvia flowers have been used here to create a giant picture depicting U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima.
“We want this picture to convey the desire for peace from Hiroshima where Obama made the historic visit,” said Tatsuya Ohata, 32, senior managing director of the Sera Yurien lily park.

Urawa Beats Hiroshima 3-0 To Book Spot In J.league Playoffs

Urawa beats Hiroshima 3-0 to book spot in J.League playoffsShinzo Koroki and Toshiyuki Takagi scored in the second half Sunday as Urawa Reds beat defending champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-0 to secure a place in the J.League’s championship playoffs.
After an own goal in the first half, Koroki widened the lead with his 12th goal of the season four minutes after the break.

Pokemon No At Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Memorial

Pokemon No at Hiroshima Atomic Bomb MemorialThe city of Hiroshima made a solemn request to game developer Niantic to remove their Pokemon Go creatures and sites, appearing at the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Memorial by last weekend, prior to the annual ceremony held to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people in the final days of World War II.

Asano Bids Adieu To Hiroshima

Asano bids adieu to HiroshimaTakuma Asano bid an emotional farewell to Sanfrecce Hiroshima as fans celebrated the young striker’s departure to the English Premier League during a send-off ceremony on Sunday.
“I will use my performance in a new environment as a show of gratitude to the people of Hiroshima who have supported me,” Asano said during the ceremony, which was held after his team’s game against Yokohama F Marinos at Edion Stadium.

Hiroshima ‘paper Crane’ Tower Offers Vista Of A-bomb Dome

Hiroshima ‘paper crane’ tower offers vista of A-bomb domeWith scenic views overlooking the Atomic Bomb Dome, the 14-story Orizuru Tower (Paper Crane Tower) was completed on July 6 ahead of opening its observation deck next week to sightseers.
Orizuru Tower has a stunning feature--a chimney-like glass wall 4 meters by 50 meters running the height of the tower that is viewable from the building’s exterior.