Pope Francis In Nagasaki, Hiroshima

Pope Francis in Nagasaki, Hiroshima

Pope Francis, who is an advocate for nuclear disarmament, is in the city of Hiroshima to attend a gathering for peace.

Earlier in the day, the pontiff visited Nagasaki where he called for nuclear weapons to be abolished, saying they're "an affront crying out to heaven."

Nagasaki People Grateful For Pope's Support

Nagasaki people grateful for Pope's support

People in Nagasaki say the pope's message has strengthened their convictions to abolish nuclear weapons.

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura said, "Pope Francis showed us his belief that to attain true peace, many people must unite and work together, trusting one another."

Kunchi Festival Kicks Off In Nagasaki

Kunchi festival kicks off in Nagasaki

An autumn event dating back more than 380 years has kicked off in Nagasaki City, southwestern Japan.

The Kunchi festival is designated as an important national intangible folk cultural asset.

Pope May Call For Nuclear Abolition In Nagasaki

Pope may call for nuclear abolition in Nagasaki

NHK has learned that Pope Francis will likely issue a message calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons during his planned visit to the Japanese city of Nagasaki.

The Vatican announced last month that he will travel to the atomic-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during his 4-day trip to Japan. His visit starts on November 23.

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.