Nagasaki Remembers Atomic Bomb Victims

Nagasaki remembers atomic bomb victims

People in Japan are remembering the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki during World War Two. Over the past 74 years, the city has come to symbolize loss, resilience and hope. In a ceremony, politicians and survivors called on people around the globe to do more to ensure the world never again experiences a nuclear tragedy.

From early in the morning, people came out to the Peace Park to remember the dead and share their wishes for peace.

Nagasaki Marking 74 Years Since Atomic Bombing

Nagasaki marking 74 years since atomic bombing

Friday marks 74 years since an atomic bomb was dropped over Japan's western city of Nagasaki. At a memorial ceremony in the city, the mayor called on Japan's government to join a UN treaty on banning nuclear weapons.

The ceremony began at the city's Peace Park at 10:40 a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended, along with survivors of the bombing, known as hibakusha. Families of those who died as a result of the attack also participated.

Nagasaki Marks 74 Years Since Atomic Bombing

Nagasaki marks 74 years since atomic bombing

Friday marks 74 years since an atomic bomb was dropped over Japan's western city of Nagasaki. At a memorial service in the city, the mayor will call on Japan's government to join a UN treaty on banning nuclear weapons.

The service will begin at the city's Peace Park at 10:40 a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend, along with survivors of the bombing, known as hibakusha. Families of those who died as a result of the attack will also be at the service.

Cross Returned To Atomic Bombed Nagasaki Church

Cross returned to atomic bombed Nagasaki church

A wooden cross found among the ruins of Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki after the 1945 atomic bombing has been returned to the city.

The cross was taken to the US by US Marine Walter Hooke, who was stationed in Nagasaki shortly after the war. He donated it to the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College in Ohio.

Evacuation Orders, Advisories In Nagasaki

Evacuation orders, advisories in Nagasaki

Officials have issued evacuation orders for all of Goto city and a part of Sasebo city in Nagasaki Prefecture due to heavy rainfall.

Evacuation advisories are in place for all residents of Tsushima city, Shinkamigoto town, Ojika town and parts of Saikai city.

Emergency Warning In Nagasaki

Emergency warning in Nagasaki

The Meteorological Agency has issued its highest level of emergency warning for the rain-hit western prefecture of Nagasaki, which includes the Goto Islands and Tsushima Island.

Officials say parts of the prefecture have received rainfall of an intensity seen only once in several decades.

Nagasaki Mayor Re-elected For 4th Term

Nagasaki mayor re-elected for 4th term

The mayor of Nagasaki City in western Japan has been re-elected for a fourth four-year term after defeating three rivals.

Tomihisa Taue garnered more than 86,000 votes in Sunday's election. The runner-up received about 54,000.

90-year-old Tram Makes Final Run In Nagasaki

90-year-old tram makes final run in Nagasaki

Rail enthusiasts have gathered in the city of Nagasaki to bid farewell to a tram that has been in service for more than 90 years.

"Number 151" made its first run in 1925 in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. It later operated in the resort area of Hakone before moving to Nagasaki in 1957. The tram ended commercial operations in 1982, but has been brought out of retirement on special occasions.

Meeting On Nuclear Disarmament Opens In Nagasaki

Meeting on nuclear disarmament opens in Nagasaki

International experts are discussing nuclear disarmament at a meeting hosted by the Japanese government. Many participants expressed concern about a US plan to leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia.

The third meeting of the Group of Eminent Persons opened in Nagasaki on Wednesday. The southwestern Japanese city suffered an atomic bombing during World War Two.

Nagasaki Marks 73 Years Since Atomic Bombing

Nagasaki marks 73 years since atomic bombing

People in Japan are observing 73 years since American forces carried out their second atomic bomb attack on the country during World War Two. A memorial service was held in the city of Nagasaki where the bomb was dropped, just 3 days after the first one leveled Hiroshima.For the first time a United Nations Secretary-General took part in the Nagasaki ceremony.

The city's Peace Park fell silent at 11:02 AM -- the exact moment the bomb exploded in 1945.