August 25, 2020
‘Hey, Let’s Forget That’: No US Apology for the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
By Olivia Tasevski
75 years later, the U.S. remains committed to its narrative that the bombings were necessary and justified -- and that no apology is necessary to the victims.
August 03, 2020
Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.
August 18, 2018
Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
By Daniel Hurst
Shinzo Abe insists that the treaty is unrealistic, but civil society is pushing back.
February 28, 2017
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
By Haruo Tohmatsu
The island of Iwo Jima plays an important role in U.S.-Japan reconciliation.
May 20, 2016
Obama And Hiroshima: Symbolism And Substance
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Gregory Kulacki
May 11, 2016
What to Expect From Obama's Hiroshima Visit
By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan will need to be careful not to let Obama's visit overshadow the G7 Summit.
May 10, 2016
Obama to Make Historic Visit to Hiroshima
By Catherine Putz
Both domestic and international audiences will be watching the visit for an apology.
April 12, 2016
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
By Shannon Tiezzi
Kerry's trip, made with the other G7 foreign minsters, could pave the way for a visit by Obama in May.
April 06, 2016
Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum
By Mina Pollmann
Even while Japan pushes for a world free of nuclear weapons, it recognizes the importance of a nuclear deterrence.
March 18, 2016
Weapons of Mass Destruction: How Will They Remember Us?
By Usman Khan
At a time of rising tensions in the Asia-Pacific, it is wise to recall the lessons of the past.
November 30, 2015
How Japan Views History
By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan’s memorials and museums shape national narratives on how to remember the war, honor the dead, and ensure peace.
August 19, 2015
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
By Brad Glosserman
It is important to distinguish between the man making the statement and the country he leads.