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Japan Holds Firm Against Nuclear Ban Treaty on Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings
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.

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

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
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.

Giulio Douhet and the End of the Pacific War
August 12, 2015

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
August 08, 2015

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
August 06, 2015

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?
August 06, 2015

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
May 13, 2015

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
May 07, 2015

Japan's Nuclear Diplomacy

By Mina Pollmann
At the NPT review conference, Japanese politicians and citizens push for a nuclear-weapons-free world.

Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives
September 02, 2014

Yes, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Definitely Saved Lives

By Zachary Keck
The Pacific Realist responds to Ward Wilson about whether the atomic bombings of Japan saved lives or not.

Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?
August 25, 2014

Did Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki Save Lives?

By Ward Wilson
The question goes to the heart of the debate about the utility of nuclear weapons and the rationale for keeping them.
How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives
August 07, 2014

How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives

By Zachary Keck
By showing the world the horrors of nuclear warfare, the atomic bombings made future ones much less likely.

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