I guess no matter how many times I went to Hiroshima, I always expected something different to happen, when in fact nothing happened. There were 200,000 souls out there that no matter how much concrete and paving had been laid down could not have been buried deep enough.
The best option to stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb and the best option to avoid another war in the Middle East is this deal.
Lewis Graham of Bowling Green, Kentucky, my maternal grandfather, was one of the last remaining B-29 bomber pilots to have flown over and taught other pilots how to bomb the islands of the Pacific.
It seemed the bombs had been worth it, saving countless American (and Japanese) lives, seeing that a major invasion of the Japanese home islands was no longer needed. But was the A-bomb truly decisive in convincing the Japanese to surrender?
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.
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 public is right: The world is not prepared for the next epidemic. We're no better equipped to respond quickly to an outbreak than we were a year ago. But we can be - and at a fraction of what it would cost if we don't act urgently.
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.
When eating one's meal, there are a few points to keep in mind, particularly when using one's chopsticks. There are a number of taboos when it comes to using chopsticks, but here are some important ones to remember.
"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...
Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) now have their own terminal at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, Terminal 3. As you might expect, it's a bit more spartan than other areas of Narita with a real utilitarian look. Might as well get used to the pared down amenities before you board the flight, right?
With Seoul locked into its role as military dependent, America should stop playing the indulgent parent and push the adult child out into the real world. Better, Seoul should take the initiative and end its unnatural reliance on the U.S. Nearly seventy years of defense welfare is enough.
Last week, the Lower House of the Japanese Diet passed Government-sponsored legislation that would expand the potential role of Japan's Self-Defense Forces, specifically by allowing it to engage in collective self-defense with other countries.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...
My art is of my soul. It is a fabrication of my internal machine, an organic engine powered by my conscious and unconscious minds. It is, however, more visceral than intellectual.