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 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

Nagasaki Day: “A peep into hell”

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.”

August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017

“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.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims

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.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Obama: Hiroshima memory must never fade

US President Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima, where the US dropped the world's first nuclear bomb.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Obama to visit Hiroshima

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.

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

Lives move on year after Hiroshima landslides disaster

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.

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 Nagasaki atomic bombing.

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.