Lanterns for 140,000 'spirits': Hiroshima marks anniversary of A-bomb as Japanese PM admits he 'regrets' nuclear power
The site of the world's first A-bomb attack observed a moment of silence at 8.15 am on Saturday (2315 GMT Friday) - the time the bomb was dropped on August 6th, 1945, by the United States in the last stages of World War II.
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Aerial view of The Kumamoto Castle, Kyushu
For a trip to Kyushu, the imposing Kumamoto Castle is one sight not to be missed. The castle is a 15 minute street car ride from Kumamoto Station or a 40 minute bus ride from Kumamoto International Airport. Slideshow on Japan pp: Blending with "Soft light" & "High Pass" with CS3 Special thanks to SIA Kyushu office, SPH Magazines and JTB Kyushu for the arrangement
Old catholic church dedicated to 26 Japanese saints
Dosaki Catholic, Church, Fukue Island of the Goto Islands, Nagasaki, Japan The Goto Islands is a chain of about 140 islands located about 100km off the coast of Nagasaki city. Throughout the Edo Period (1603-1864), a number of “Hidden Christians” (kakure kirishitan) fled to the Goto Islands to escape persecution, where they continued to practice their faith in secret. Still there are over 50 churches on the Goto Islands. > Islands of Japan Check out the beautiful Japanese islands that we…