Hiroshima

“An ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages”

Even after long seventy years of the most catastrophic event of the last century, the jury is still out on whether the bombings of the two Japanese cities were justified, morally or strategically.

August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015

Where kamikaze pilots sent last signals

As World War II progressed, Japan’s military power started to wane. With only a few lead ships left, the navy had no choice but to transfer the command centre to land.

August 11, 2015
August 11, 2015

Disney sorry for 'inappropriate' tweet on Nagasaki anniversary

US entertainment giant Disney is forced to apologise after one of its Japanese language tweets has been criticised for being insensitive as the country commemorated the 70th anniversary of the...

August 9, 2015
August 9, 2015

The man who saved Kyoto from the atomic bomb

Just weeks before the US dropped the most powerful weapon mankind has ever known, Nagasaki was not even on a list of target cities for the atomic bomb.

August 9, 2015
August 9, 2015

Japan remembers Nagasaki atomic bomb, 70 years on

The Japanese city of Nagasaki is marking 70 years since the dropping of an atomic bomb by the United States.

August 6, 2015
August 6, 2015

Hiroshima: The tram that survived the atomic bomb (video)

One of the few remaining trams which survived the Hiroshima bomb is restored to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack.

August 6, 2015
August 6, 2015

Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb

Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft.

August 6, 2015
August 6, 2015

Hiroshima attack: Images show impact of first atom bomb

Seventy years after the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, explore these panorama and 'before and after' images, reported by ABC, to see the devastation wrought by the world's...