Hiroshima

Japan marks anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan observed the 71st anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Saturday, with the city's mayor calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons and for more world leaders to visit the...

Obama makes historic Hiroshima visit, 71 years after atomic bombing

Barack Obama travelled to Hiroshima on Friday, becoming the first sitting US president to visit the western Japanese city where US forces dropped the first atomic bomb in the closing days of World...

Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima

Barack Obama was to be the first sitting US president to visit the western Japanese city of Hiroshima Friday, where where US forces dropped the first of two atomic bombs in the final days of World...

Hiroshima 70 years on

Hiroshima, although synonymous with the dropping of the atom bomb in 1945, is a vibrant city of 1.2 million residents, attracting more than 11 million visitors annually from home and abroad.

No apology: Obama visits Hiroshima but won't rehash the past

President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima is historic, but don't expect the first US president to the site of atomic bombing to re-evaluate the closing days of World War II. The White House has...

US atomic bombings on Hiroshima, Nagasaki

An atomic bomb code-named Little Boy dropped by the US B-29 bomber Enola Gay exploded above the centre of Hiroshima at 8:15 am on August 6, 1945.

Mixed feelings in Japan ahead of Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

Japanese survivors of the Hiroshima bombing had high expectations of Barack Obama, both for his anti-nuclear statements and the prospect of an apology for dropping the A-bomb. His historic visit...

US President Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27

President Barack Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on which the US dropped an atomic bomb during World War II, the White House said Tuesday...

G7 ministers renew pledge to work on nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima

Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized nations Monday vowed to enhance their efforts towards nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation at a meeting in the western...

Kerry makes historic visit to atomic bomb memorial in Hiroshima

US Secretary of State John Kerry paid tribute on Monday to victims of the US atomic bomb that was dropped on the western Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II.