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Japan issues highest risk alerts in Hiroshima due to torrential rains
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Japan issues highest risk alerts in Hiroshima due to torrential rains

TOKYO, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday issued the most serious level 5 risk alerts in the western prefecture…
Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing
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Nagasaki marks 76th anniversary of atomic bombing

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki on Monday marked the 76th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the Japanese city with…
First-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons enters into force
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First-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons enters into force

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons entered into force on Friday, hailed as a historic…
Japan faces World War Two anniversary in shadow of coronavirus
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Japan faces World War Two anniversary in shadow of coronavirus

TOKYO (Reuters) – In a 4 1/2-minute radio speech on Aug. 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender in World…
Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing
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Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with…
Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack
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Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome…
Urgency to bear witness grows for last Hiroshima victims
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Urgency to bear witness grows for last Hiroshima victims

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — For nearly 70 years, until he turned 85, Lee Jong-keun hid his past as an atomic…
Pope urges fresh help for Fukushima victims on Japan trip
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Pope urges fresh help for Fukushima victims on Japan trip

Pope Francis called Monday for renewed efforts to help victims of Japan’s 2011 “triple disaster” of earthquake, tsunami and the…
Ageing Japan bomb survivors back pope’s anti-nukes call
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Ageing Japan bomb survivors back pope’s anti-nukes call

Kenji Hayashida thought about committing suicide in the years after an atomic bomb was dropped on his hometown of Nagasaki.…
In Hiroshima, pope assails ‘crime’ of nuclear weapons
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In Hiroshima, pope assails ‘crime’ of nuclear weapons

Pope Francis Sunday described the use of nuclear bombs as “a crime”, as he took his appeal for an end…
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