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Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
February 28, 2017
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
The island of Iwo Jima plays an important role in U.S.-Japan reconciliation.
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima: The Pacific War and US-Japan Reconciliation
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
August 19, 2015
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
It is important to distinguish between the man making the statement and the country he leads.
Let's Keep the Abe Statement in Perspective
Giulio Douhet and the End of the Pacific War
August 12, 2015
Giulio Douhet and the End of the Pacific War
The horrors of the strategic bombing of Japan in WWII followed the advice of this Italian author.
Giulio Douhet and the End of the Pacific War
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
August 08, 2015
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
The 70th anniversary of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a focal point for opponents of defense reform.
Atomic Remembrance and Japan's Security Reform Debate
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering the Power of Peace
August 06, 2015
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering the Power of Peace
Japan’s nuclear history reflects humanity’s capacity for destruction – and peace.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Remembering the Power of Peace
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima <em>Really</em> a Turning Point in World War 2?
August 06, 2015
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki did little to convince Japanese leaders to end the war.
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
May 13, 2015
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
The battle over World War II history flares up during the ongoing NPT Review Conference.
Chinese Diplomat: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Were Bombed for a Reason
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
May 07, 2015
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
At the NPT review conference, Japanese politicians and citizens push for a nuclear-weapons-free world.
Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki <em>Definitely</em> Saved Lives
September 02, 2014
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
The Pacific Realist responds to Ward Wilson about whether the atomic bombings of Japan saved lives or not.
Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
August 25, 2014
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
The question goes to the heart of the debate about the utility of nuclear weapons and the rationale for keeping them.
Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives
August 07, 2014
How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives
By showing the world the horrors of nuclear warfare, the atomic bombings made future ones much less likely.
How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives
Explosive Map Could Nudge Japan’s Public Toward Normalization
July 10, 2014
Explosive Map Could Nudge Japan’s Public Toward Normalization
China’s attempts to shore up support could backfire and drive the Japanese in favor of collective self-defense.
Explosive Map Could Nudge Japan’s Public Toward Normalization
Bullying in Japan
May 19, 2011
Bullying in Japan
The Japanese public’s response to evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear crisis has been positive. Mostly.
Bullying in Japan
Are A-Bomb Jokes OK?
March 04, 2011
Are A-Bomb Jokes OK?
Quiz show QI caused controversy after jokes about a survivor of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima attacks. Did it go too far?
Are A-Bomb Jokes OK?
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