Nagasaki was Japan’s first prefecture to open its doors to the outside world in the 19th century. Today, the Western influences of those early years are preserved in the many historic sites and buildings in its capital, Nagasaki City. This makes it a unique Japanese city and a great year-round travel destination.
When feudal Japan re-opened to foreign relations after centuries of isolation in the 19th century, it had a lot technological catching up to do. Nagasaki was at the forefront of Japan’s rapid modernization.
The exotic look created by traditional Japanese homes shadowed by gothic-style cathedrals and a Dutch Trading Post with stone port facilities, makes Hirado a great attraction on the Western island of Kyushu.
Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo Capt. David Adams speaks with Sasebo City Mayor Norio Tomonaga at Sasebo City Hall Oct. 1, 2020. Adams paid an introductory call on Tomonaga after meeting him for the first time at the recent CFAS change of command and discussed the future of base-city relations.
The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will for the first time send a traveling atomic-bomb exhibit to Hawaii, where it will be displayed on the Battleship Missouri Memorial through the 75th anniversary of the August 1945 nuclear bombing of those cities.