Tag Archives: Hiroshima/Nagasaki

Group protests NHK over tweets considered prejudiced against Koreans via The Mainichi

HIROSHIMA (Kyodo) — A civic group on Monday submitted a protest to public broadcaster NHK’s Hiroshima station over a series of tweets criticized for fanning discrimination against Korean residents of Japan. The protest by the Peace Philosophy Center, based in … Continue reading

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This Vanishing Moment and Our Vanishing Future via TomDispatch

By Nick Turse It was the end of the world, but if you didn’t live in Hiroshima or Nagasaki, you didn’t know it. Not in 1945 anyway. One man, John Hersey, brought that reality to Americans in an unforgettable fashion … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to People of Japan from Concerned Peace Organizations and Citizens of the United States in Observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings in Japan・核問題に憂慮する米国の市民ならびに米国の平和団体から日本の市民への公開書簡 —日本に対する原爆投下から75周年という節目を迎えて—via Manhattan Project for a Nuclear-Free World

[…] Although our government has not apologized officially for this war crime and crime against humanity, the members of our coalition would like to extend our deepest condolences to the atomic bomb survivors (Hibakusha) who have endured great mental and … Continue reading

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Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later via The Guardian

Erika Hayasaki for Narratively On the 75th anniversary of the A-bomb, a Japanese American writer speaks to one of the last living survivors – and traces connections from Malcolm X to the fight to end nuclear war I keep a … Continue reading

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Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty via The Diplomat

[…] That morning, August 6, 1945, the United States detonated an atomic bomb for only the second time. Three weeks earlier the Trinity test, conducted in New Mexico, marked the first successful detonation of a nuclear device. The second detonation was … Continue reading

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“Fukushima Ain’t Got Time for Olympic Games” via Fairwinds

Foreword By Maggie Gundersen […] Prologue & Personal Essay By Norma Field A TV set was introduced into our household in 1957. That’s how I date my first encounter with the atomic bomb—not the mushroom cloud, but a grainy black-and-white … Continue reading

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Commentary: The mayor of Nagasaki’s peace message to Illinois and the world via Chicago Tribune

Seventy-five years ago, on Aug. 9, 1945, the second atomic bomb following Hiroshima was detonated over our city, Nagasaki, Japan. The city was left in smoldering ruin by the blast wave and ferocious heat, and more than 150,000 people were … Continue reading

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#75 years of resilence via #stillhere

The hibakusha, or those who survived the nuclear attacks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, are the best known nuclear survivors, but they are not the only ones. Downwinders grew up near America’s nuclear testing and production sites in places like Utah, … Continue reading

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Japan recognises dozens more survivors of Hiroshima in landmark ruling via The Guardian

A court in Japan has for the first time recognised dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive “black rain” as survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, even though they lived outside the area hit hardest by the attack in August … Continue reading

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Documenting the “Atomic Cover-up” via Pressing Issues

While I’ve been posting mainly short pieces here related to my book coming on July 7, The Beginning or the End:  How Hollywood–and America–Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,  I have also finished writing and directing my first film.  It … Continue reading

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