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Hiroshima Anniversary

Japan's Improbable Military Resurgence

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has requested a record five trillion yen ($42 billion) defense budget for fiscal year 2016 and reinterpreted the constitution to allow Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense. The efforts have provoked growing alarm.

Let's Talk About Values, Beliefs and Evidence

Arthur Camins | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Arthur Camins

In August 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Seventy years later, the President Obama is imploring Congress to approve a deal to dissuade Iran from building a nuclear bomb.

Starr Kalahiki: Healing the Broken-Hearted Through Song

Dawn Morais | Posted 08.12.2015 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

The Jazz Vespers service invoked the words of St. Paul that call on us to put away "all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another."

The Similarities Between Mutually Assured Destruction And Climate Change

John A. Tures | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The only question is whether we'll learn from history, as Americans just barely did in the 1960s, or suffer the fate of the Soviet Union, which ignored the science until it was bankrupt and powerless to use its weapons.

Japan Marks 70 Years Since Hiroshima With Call For Nuke-Free World

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing...

Commemorating the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

There is general consensus among experts that it is not a matter of if but rather when nuclear weapons will be used. We thus go about our lives oblivious to when our last fifty seconds might be up.

'I Cannot Forgive Myself for What I Did': One Man's Recollections of His Work on the Manhattan Project

Yumiko Sato | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Yumiko Sato

After meeting Sam, I understood one more side to this tragedy: Many Americans are still haunted by guilt for their involvement in the bomb's development.

Hiroshima and the Iran Agreement

Rachel Bronson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Rachel Bronson

The Hiroshima anniversary serves as a reminder of how high the stakes are when it comes to nuclear conflict and disarmament. Seventy years after Hiroshima, the Iran deal is the latest achievement in a continuum of arms control efforts that have staved off more Hiroshimas.

Hiroshima Survivor: Time To Ban Nuclear Weapons

Setsuko Thurlow | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Setsuko Thurlow

As a 13-year-old schoolgirl, I witnessed my city of Hiroshima blinded by the flash, flattened by the hurricane-like blast, burned in the heat of 4000 degrees Celsius and contaminated by the radiation of one atomic bomb. Miraculously, I was rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building, about 1.8 kilometers from Ground Zero.

The Atomic Bomb Dome 70 Years Later and the Legacy of the Girl Who Helped Bring About Its Preservation

Takeshi Inomoto | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Takeshi Inomoto

One thing that originally sparked efforts for the dome's historical preservation was the diary of Hiroko Kajiyama, a high school student who died of leukemia as a result of radiation exposure. A former classmate who seeks to keep the memory of Hiroko alive has been collecting information in order to document her life.

Dispatches from Hiroshima on the Eve of the 70th Anniversary

Jane Darby Menton | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Jane Darby Menton

Seven decades after the city was nearly obliterated, Hiroshima has become a popular tourist destination. For the last four consecutive years, the city has registered record-breaking numbers of foreign tourists.

Planning for World's End

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

So many decades later, it's hard to remember the kind of nuclear thinking top American officials engaged in during the Cold War. In secret National Security Council documents of the early 1950s, the country's top strategists descended willingly into the charnel house of futuristic history.

Inside The Building That Survived Hiroshima

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The crumbling brick and concrete walls of the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today, rise above the Motoyasu River. The bom...

Hatred in the Nuclear Era

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Robert Koehler

Despite the ability we now possess to destroy ourselves and most life on this planet, we have barely begun to question our reflexive violence. Doing so requires looking courageously inward.

George Takei Honors Hiroshima Bombing Anniversary With Moving Tribute

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell, Jessica Prois | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact

As the world commemorates the 69th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on Wednesday, activist and actor George Takei is spreading a message of...

Japan Marks 68th Anniversary Of Hiroshima

AP | SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

HIROSHIMA, Japan -- Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges ...

68 Years Ago: Truman Opened the Nuclear Era -- With a Lie About Hiroshima

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

On this day, Truman informed the press, and the world, that America's war against fascism -- with victory over Germany already in hand -- had culminated in exploding a revolutionary new weapon over a Japanese target. From its very first words, the official narrative was built on a lie.

A Young Actress, a New Bomb

Wayne Biddle | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science
Wayne Biddle

Asahi Shimbun, the Times of Japan, reported that the lost medical records of Midori Naka have been discovered. Who was she? She was almost nobody, except for the coincidence of having awakened with other members of her theater troupe in Hiroshima on the morning of August 6.

Hiroshima Marks Atomic Bomb Attack Anniversary

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan marked the 67th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack with a ceremony Monday that was attended by a grandson of Harry Tru...

PHOTOS: Hiroshima Survivors Honor Fukushima Plant Victims During Anniversary Ceremonies

Posted 10.05.2011 | World

Japan's annual commemorations of the Aug. 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima were particularly poignant this year, with thoughts quickly turning to t...

65 Years Later, a POW's Son Reflects on Hiroshima

Paul Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Levine

The debate over dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima has always been more personal than numerical to me. The devastating attack surely saved my father's life.

Thoughts on the 65th Anniversary of Hiroshima Day

Lucy Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucy Walker

I fear that we might all be like the "walking ghosts" of Hiroshima -- having survived the initial attack, we are alive only by virtue of a ghoulish time lag between the onset of the nuclear period and the full realization of its horrific consequences.

Hiroshima Survivor Talks About His Experience (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While diplomats from around the world attended ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing today, many of those who lived ...

New START, or Starting Over

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Whether nuclear weapons are to be dramatically reduced to more manageable levels or eliminated altogether, the New START agreement is a crucial building block. It deserves bipartisan support in the Senate.

PHOTOS: Stunning Never Before Seen Images From Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today marks the 65th anniversary of America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War II. And for the first time ever, a U.S. representati...