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Hiroshima, Japan ATLANTA – Atlanta is receiving $47.6 million in federal funds to build a new streetcar system. “This will truly transform Atlanta and we are ready to begin construction once the funds are received,” Mayor Kasim Reed said in a news release. The funding covers the cost of construction…

HIROSHIMA, Japan – For students of history and travelers looking to see and understand what happened here, to Japan and to the whole world on that day, there are several memorials located in Peace Memorial Park in the center of the city near the bomb’s hypocenter and dedicated to the…

Hiroshima today observed the 65th anniversary of the city’s atomic bombing during the closing days of World War II. “On this, the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing, as we offer to the souls of the A-bomb victims our heartfelt condolences, we hereby declare that we cannot force the most…

HIROSHIMA, Japan – It seems only appropriate that a light rain fell on the Industrial Promotion Hall – a somber atmosphere for a somber reminder of the past. Dozens of tourists snapped pictures and took video, unfazed by the falling rain. Groups of school kids took in the building, no…

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Stepping off the train, the Hiroshima Shinkansen station looked like others around Japan. Quite frankly, there was no way of knowing precisely where we were, except for the large pictures that hung high above our heads. The station was bustling with people speeding in every direction. Boutiques…

 A U.S. Navy white boat sits moored at the pier of USS Arizona Memorial while visitors pay tribute to the fallen Sailors and Marines of USS Arizona (BB 39). The memorial sits directly above the sunken Pennsylvania-class battleship at Pearl Harbor and is marked at her bow and fantail by…

DAYTON, Ohio – “Necessity is the mother of all invention.” It’s a common theme throughout history, and nowhere is that more apparent than with the Air Force; as warfare evolved over the decades, so too did the aircraft used in the many battles. The evolution of America’s Air Force from…

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two Japanese cities subjected to atomic bombings at the end of World War II, are working together to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, according to The Associated Press. “The Olympics symbolize the abolition of nuclear arms and world peace, and we want to work to…