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Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing

Nagasaki - The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.

From Manhattan to Hiroshima: the race for the atom bomb

Apo - The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki capped six years of top-secret work by scientists from Europe and North America. Here is an overview of how that process unfolded.

'Unspeakable horror': the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Apo - Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, which killed around 140,000 people in Hiroshima and left many more deeply traumatised and even stigmatised.

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Yokogawa - Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember the victims.

75 years on, Japan bomb survivors make final pleas for abolition

Apo - As Japan marks 75 years since the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the last generation of nuclear bomb survivors are working to ensure their message lives on after them.

From Manhattan to Hiroshima: the race for the atom bomb

Apo - The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki capped six years of top-secret work by scientists from Europe and North America. Here is an overview of how that process unfolded.

75 years on, Japan bomb survivors make final pleas for abolition

Apo - As Japan marks 75 years since the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the last generation of nuclear bomb survivors are working to ensure their message lives on after them.

'Unspeakable horror': the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Apo - Japan this week marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which killed over 200,000 people and left many more deeply traumatised and even stigmatised.

Japan court recognises more Hiroshima bomb survivors

Apo - A Hiroshima court issued a rare ruling Wednesday expanding the designation of atomic bomb survivors to include more people hit by radioactive "black rain", 75 years after the US nuclear attack on Japan at the end of World War II.

Hiroshima survivors tell pope of attack 'hell'

Yokogawa - Survivors of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima told Pope Francis on Sunday of the "scene of hell" after the bombing, as the pontiff hit out against the use of the weapons.

Japan urged to sign UN nuke ban on Hiroshima anniversary

Apo - The mayor of Hiroshima urged Japan to sign a landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons as the city Tuesday marked 74 years since being targeted in the world's first atomic attack.

Japan marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack on Hiroshima

Apo - A bell tolled Monday in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor warning that rising nationalism worldwide threatened peace.

Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

Toukyo - Japan on Sunday marked 72 years since the world's first nuclear attack on Hiroshima, with the nation's traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus.

First Japanese to report Hiroshima atomic bomb dies at 86

Toukyo - Yoshie Oka, the first person to raise the alarm outside Hiroshima that the Japanese city had been hit by an atomic bomb, has died aged 86, media and acquaintances said Tuesday.

‘In This Corner of the World’ trailer blends war & natural beauty Special

‘In This Corner of the World’ is a crowdfunded animated adaptation by a Studio Ghibli alumnus, which follows a young woman trying to make the best of things during WWII in Hiroshima.

Japan marks Hiroshima bombing anniversary

Toukyo - Japan on Saturday marked 71 years since the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by a US atomic bomb, as its mayor urged the world to unite in abolishing nuclear weapons.

Hugs and tears: Obama meets A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima

Yokogawa - Two men who suffered horrific injuries in the world's first nuclear strike seven decades ago came face-to-face Friday with the present-day commander-in-chief of the country that launched the attack. And one of them got a hug.

Obama makes history with Hiroshima visit

Yokogawa - Barack Obama paid moving tribute to victims of the first atomic bomb Friday and called for a world free of nuclear weapons, during a historic and emotional visit to Hiroshima.

China says Nanjing more worthy of remembrance than Hiroshima

Bejing - China said on Friday that Japan's World War II violence is more worthy of remembrance than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, ahead of a historic visit by US President Barack Obama.

Key dates in the nuclear arms race

Yokogawa - Here is a timeline of the development of nuclear weapons, as US President Barack Obama pays a historic visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Friday.

Hiroshima bombing: The morning the earth shook

Yokogawa - With a blinding flash of light and an ear-splitting roar, the age of nuclear conflict arrived with terrifying and awe-inspiring force on August 6, 1945, changing the course of history, and killing 140,000 people.

Hiroshima: What happened to people?

Yokogawa - The atomic blast in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 killed 140,000 people; tens of thousands died instantly, while the rest succumbed to injuries or illness in the weeks, months and years afterwards.

'I still hate the glow of the sun': Hiroshima survivors' tales

Yokogawa - For survivors of the world's first nuclear attack, the day America unleashed a terrible bomb over the city of Hiroshima remains seared forever in their minds.

Obama to make history with Hiroshima visit

Yokogawa - President Barack Obama will make history on Friday when he travels to Hiroshima -- becoming the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict.

Bomber and bombed: U.S., Japan bound by atomic legacy

Toukyo - Japan and the United States have forged one of the world's most enduring -- some would say improbable -- relationships in the seven decades since American atomic bombs laid waste to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 200,000 people.

A-bomb survivors to attend Obama's Hiroshima memorial

Toukyo - Survivors of the American nuclear bombing of Hiroshima will be present when US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at ground zero this week, reports said Wednesday.

Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit

Toukyo - Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he this week becomes the first sitting US president to visit the city, he told Japanese television.

Op-Ed: During Hirshima visit, Obama should not apologize for atomic bomb

Many in Japan, and the world, believe U.S. President Barack Obama should apologize for the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WW2. The U.S., however, has said that when Obama visits Hiroshima next week there will be no apology.

Obama Hiroshima trip stirs debate on Truman's fateful choice

Washington - Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima next week has reignited an emotive debate over former US president Harry Truman's epoch-making decision to drop the first atomic bomb.

Hiroshima hopes Obama visit will revitalise anti-nuclear push

Toukyo - Barack Obama's trip to Hiroshima this month is a chance for him to see how the city suffered after its atomic bombing, and to renew his push for global nuclear disarmament, local officials said Wednesday.
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Wearing a plastic rain coat  US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (C) leaves the venue after atte...
Wearing a plastic rain coat, US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (C) leaves the venue after attending a memorial service to pray for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, on August 6, 2014
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The Atomic Bomb Dome is illuminated in the rainy night sky at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 5, 2014
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North gate to the Mazda factory in Hiroshima  Japan.
North gate to the Mazda factory in Hiroshima, Japan.
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A-Bomb Dome Hiroshima, Japan
The devastation caused by the atom bomb on Hiroshima  which had no military targets  is without para...
The devastation caused by the atom bomb on Hiroshima, which had no military targets, is without parallel.
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Retired Russian Colonel Valery Yarynich speaks at the Hiroshima Day Rally 2012  Hyde Park North  Syd...
Retired Russian Colonel Valery Yarynich speaks at the Hiroshima Day Rally 2012, Hyde Park North, Sydney.
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A-Bomb Dome Peace Memorial Hiroshima Japan
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Rescue workers search for missing people after a landslide hit a residential area in Hiroshima, western Japan on August 20, 2014
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