‘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.
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.
Nagasaki, the Center of Catholicism in Japan, Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis
By Associated Press
From ‘Hidden Christians’ to the 1945 atomic bombing, Nagasaki’s Catholic community has a long and often tragic history.
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.
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.
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.
Giulio Douhet and the End of the Pacific War
By Francis Sempa
The horrors of the strategic bombing of Japan in WWII followed the advice of this Italian author.
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
By Mina Pollmann
The 70th anniversary of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a focal point for opponents of defense reform.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering the Power of Peace
By Kumi Naidoo
Japan’s nuclear history reflects humanity’s capacity for destruction – and peace.
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
By Ankit Panda
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki did little to convince Japanese leaders to end the war.
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
By Shannon Tiezzi
The battle over World War II history flares up during the ongoing NPT Review Conference.
Japan’s Nuclear Diplomacy
By Mina Pollmann
At the NPT review conference, Japanese politicians and citizens push for a nuclear-weapons-free world.