Daily Archives: 2011/08/06

社説 事故の教訓胸に核廃絶へ新たな誓いを via 日本経済新聞

66回目の広島「原爆の日」がめぐってきた。犠牲者を悼み、核兵器廃絶に向けた誓いを新たにしたい。 今年は東日本大震災で福島第1原発が深刻な事故を引き起こし、放射能被害が広がる中でこの日を迎えた。原子力とどう向き合っていけばいいのか。ヒロシマ、ナガサキに加え、「フクシマ」の教訓を世界に伝えていく責務を、私たちは負った。 唯一の被爆国として、日本は戦後一貫して核兵器廃絶を訴えてきた。平和を希求する姿勢は国際社会で信頼を得ており、核軍縮にも一定の役割を果たしてきた。 続きは 社説 事故の教訓胸に核廃絶へ新たな誓いを

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Yoko Ono says Japan should look at Iceland via Straits Times

TOKYO – YOKO Ono has an idea for her disaster-scarred country Japan – abandon nuclear energy for renewables and tap the geothermal energy beneath the unstable ground of the volcanic island nation. The artist and widow of John Lennon is … Continue reading

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The day Hiroshima turned into Hell via Al Jazeera

Sixty-six years after the atomic bomb was dropped, survivor Keijiro Matsushima tells of a day of death and destruction. Sixty-six years ago, Hiroshima was turned into a burning inferno as the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city. … Continue reading

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Rallies held across Scotland to mark Hiroshima bombing via BBC News

Vigils and rallies to commemorate the dropping of the first atomic bomb are being held across Scotland. About 140,000 people were killed in the US attack on the Japanese city of Hiroshima 66 years ago. People have been gathering in … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day, an apt time to question Trident via The Guardian

While the government slashes public services and conventional military forces, billions are being poured into nuclear projects It’s not so long ago that the world watched in horror as Japan suffered the full force of the tsunami. The scenes of devastation … Continue reading

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In a switch, Japan’s A-bomb survivors turn against nuclear energy via The Washington Post

TOKYO — For more than 65 years, the worst event in Japan’s modern history stood alone, with nothing afterward momentous enough to change its lessons. Those who survived the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki decided that similar bombs should never … Continue reading

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Japan city of Hiroshima remembers bombing amid unfolding nuclear crisis via The Washington Post

HIROSHIMA, Japan — The Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the bombing, as the nation fights a different kind of disaster from atomic technology — a nuclear plant in a meltdown crisis after being hit … Continue reading

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U.S. base has nuke disaster waste via The Japan Times

Sasebo Nagasaki Pref. — The municipal government of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, will ask the central government to promptly dispose of radioactive waste being stored by the U.S. Navy at the Sasebo Naval Base, city officials said Friday. The waste is … Continue reading

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はだしのゲン・中沢さん、平和記念式典に初参列 via Yomiuri Online

自らの被爆体験を基に、漫画「はだしのゲン」を描いた中沢啓治さん(72)が平和記念式典に初めて参列し、「核兵器のむごさをしっかり語り継ぐことが大切だと改めて感じた」と話した。 白内障のために現役を退いた後、講演会で体験を伝えている。これまで「白いハトが飛ぶようなセレモニーで、原爆の悲惨な現実を隠している」と式典への参加を見送ってきたが、昨秋、肺がんで生死の境をさまよい、「これも広島の一部。自分の目で確かめたい」と考え直した。 中沢さんは、式典で黙とうをささげた時、負傷者の水を求める声が聞こえ、歩く姿がまぶたの裏によみがえったという。平和宣言に被爆者の体験が引用されたことを「当時を知る人はどんどん減っている。何が起きたのか、伝えていく上で必要だ」と評価した。そして、東日本大震災の被災者を気遣い、「僕たちは66年間、つらい時も自分を奮い立たせ、前を向いてきた。よみがえった広島の姿が、今、苦しんでいる福島の人たちの支えになれば」と語った。 はだしのゲン・中沢さん、平和記念式典に初参列  

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Why did Japan surrender? via boston.com

Sixty-six years ago, we dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Now, some historians say that’s not what ended the war. For nearly seven decades, the American public has accepted one version of the events that led to Japan’s surrender. By … Continue reading

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