Was the timing of the recent China and the five Central Asian countries’ summit (C5) a mere coincidence? It took place almost simultaneously with the G7 event in Hiroshima, making similar headlines all over.
Having dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima, Brigadier-General Paul Warfield Tibbets Junior—pilot of the first plane (Enola Gay) to drop the atomic bomb—said to have blinked from the flash behind his goggles. When he opened his eyes to look down, what he saw, he described as “a peep into hell.”
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.
President Barack Obama pays tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.
US President Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima, where the US dropped the world's first nuclear bomb.
Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima this month - the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city since it was hit by a US nuclear bomb in 1945.
Many loved ones and precious memories were lost when landslides shattered the peaceful lives of residents of northern Hiroshima. It has now been one year since the disaster, and the bereaved families and survivors are moving forward step by step, while still enduring their sorrow and loss.
As World War II progressed, Japans 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.
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 Nagasaki atomic bombing.