Hiroshima marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Doves are released over the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Tens of thousands gathered at a peace memorial park in Hiroshima on Tuesday to mark the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-atomic sentiment runs high in Japan.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Hiroshima comic strip author, Keiji Nakazawa, dies

Keiji Nakazawa depicted the horror of Hiroshima in comic strips. Photo: SCMP

Keiji Nakazawa, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor whose iconic comic strip about the incident was read by millions of school children in post-war Japan, has died.

27 Dec 2012 - 3:33am

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BOOK (1977)

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr G. P. Putnam's Sons

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Tale of two cities

This day, 61 years ago, was the single most destructive day in human history. On August 6, 1945, at 8.16am, an atomic bomb exploded 600 metres above Hiroshima. An intense sun-like energy carbonised and flattened the city centre and tens of thousands of people died in an instant.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Glass columns remind reluctant Hiroshima of its past

Every August 6, the Japanese city of Hiroshima commemorates the dropping of Little Boy, the most powerful bomb ever used. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with many hibakusha - survivors of the blast - now in their mid-70s. Due to their ill health and age, the opportunities for understanding their experiences at first-hand are rapidly diminishing.

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


The Face of Jizo, a popular stage play by Japanese theatre group Komatsu-za, will premiere in Hong Kong today.

17 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Doctored version of past not helping Japan

Earlier this month, a prominent Japanese Liberal Party politician stated that his country could easily make thousands of nuclear weapons, drawing on vast plutonium reserves from its civil nuclear power programme.

Ichiro Ozawa reportedly made the remarks to an official from the Chinese Communist Party.

21 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Was bomb a warning to Russia?

THERE has recently been a lengthy correspondence in these columns regarding the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan, in 1945.

Most, if not all, of these contributors have made the assumption that the bombs were used to make the Japanese surrender, thereby ending the war and saving lives by avoiding a long drawn-out ground invasion.

21 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Bronze turns silver for two honoured swimmers

ASIAN Games relay medallists Katie Lau King-ting and Robyn Lamsam will share Hong Kong's Swimmer of the Year Award for women in tomorrow's prize presentation.

Katie and Robyn are members of the relay team who finished third in the 4 x 100 freestyle event in Hiroshima two months ago, but they are now waiting to collect a silver medal following the disqualification of China.

17 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Prospect delights Lamsam

ROBYN Lamsam is thrilled at the prospect of winning an Asian Games bronze medal 'by default', almost two months after the Games ended in Hiroshima.

The 17-year-old Lamsam said she was delighted at the prospect of becoming the first Hong Kong woman to win an Asian Games medal in an individual swimming event.

5 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Losers were winners for China's future

CHINA'S gold rush at the Hiroshima Asian Games was entirely predictable. As they had done in Seoul in 1986 and Beijing in 1990, athletes from the People's Republic ran and swam faster, jumped higher and further and shot straighter than most of their regional rivals.

Still, one discipline in which China did not strike gold was golf.

17 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Rowers get their oar in to double HK's medal haul

MACAU-BORN Ho Kim-fai yesterday provided a silver lining to the cloud-covered Ashidagawa Regatta Course in Hiroshima as Hong Kong rowers more than doubled the territory's Asian Games medal haul.

Ho finished second in the 2,000-metre heavyweight single sculls.

11 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Time runs out for HK as cyclists find a tough road to hoe

TWO months ago in Canada the territory's cyclists achieved their best time in the 100 kilometres team time trial - two hours nine minutes, nine seconds. If that same time had been recorded yesterday on the private highway of the Ube Industries in the outskirts of Hiroshima city, Hong Kong's four-member team would have been smiling - they would have won a silver medal.

10 Oct 1994 - 12:00am