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Japanese doctor made the Afghan deserts green, until deadly attack

05 Dec 2019

TOKYO Tetsu Nakamura, the Japanese doctor and aid worker killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, was inspired to make the country's deserts green by the deaths of children in a clinic he ran in a drought-stricken rural area. | Video

Specs on, heels off: Japanese activists urge changes to anti-harassment code

03 Dec 2019

TOKYO Yumi Ishikawa's feet bled after a day in the high heels required by her job, a memory that led her and other Japanese activists to demand on Tuesday that forcing women to wear certain items be treated as workplace harassment.

Turning from nuclear message, Pope urges youth to fight for the earth

26 Nov 2019

TOKYO Pope Francis wrapped up a four-day trip to Japan on Tuesday by turning from the anti-nuclear message that was the backbone of his visit to other key campaigns of his, urging students to defend the earth and show greater compassion.

Pope urges world leaders to renounce nuclear weapons during visit to Japan

25 Nov 2019

TOKYO Pope Francis appealed on Monday to world leaders to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, a day after he visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only cities ever to be hit by atomic bombs. | Video

CORRECTED-Pope voices concern over future energy as he comforts victims of Fukushima disaster

25 Nov 2019

TOKYO, Nov 25 Pope Francis expressed concern about future energy sources as he comforted victims of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster on Monday, noting a call by Japan's Catholic bishops to abolish nuclear power outright.

Japanese Christians in Nagasaki tearful, excited to hear Pope speak

24 Nov 2019

NAGASAKI, Japan Japanese Christians lined up before dawn on Sunday to get seats at a Mass being said by Pope Francis in Nagasaki, where 27,000 people were killed instantly when the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Japan, effectively ending World War Two.

Factbox: Pope Francis calls for nuclear abolition at Japan's bombed cities

24 Nov 2019

NAGASAKI, Japan Pope Francis on Sunday called for the abolition of nuclear weapons during a visit to Japan's western cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the only two cities in the world subjected to atomic bombing during World War Two.

Japanese Christians in Nagasaki tearful, excited to hear Pope speak

24 Nov 2019

NAGASAKI, Japan Japanese Christians lined up before dawn on Sunday to get seats at a Mass being said by Pope Francis in Nagasaki, where 27,000 people were killed instantly when the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Japan, effectively ending World War Two.

Japanese Christians in Nagasaki tearful, excited to hear Pope speak

24 Nov 2019

NAGASAKI, Japan Japanese Christians lined up before dawn on Sunday to get seats at a Mass being said by Pope Francis in Nagasaki, where 27,000 people were killed instantly when the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on Japan, effectively ending World War Two.

Factbox: Pope Francis calls for nuclear abolition at Japan's bombed cities

24 Nov 2019

NAGASAKI, Japan Pope Francis on Sunday called for the abolition of nuclear weapons during a visit to Japan's western cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the only two cities in the world subjected to atomic bombing during World War Two.

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