Nagasaki

Takashi Nagai, 3: jarring aspects

Nagasaki physician Takashi Nagai’s religiously oriented writings about the deaths of atomic bombing victims, which included his wife, sometimes raised difficulties for others. It’s no wonder, in part because his outlook could easily be seen as glossing over the sufferings…

Takashi Nagai, 2: criticisms

Takashi Nagai’s deeply religious reflections on the atomic bombings are said to have played a role in a rather passive attitude toward the peace movement in Japan. A paper by a DePaul University’s Yuki Miyamoto, an assistant professor of religious…

Obama and Hiroshima

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and, to a certain extent, other parts of Japan are caught up in attempts to persuade President Barack Obama to visit one of the two A-bombed cities, as early as next month. On Thursday, the Hiroshima Peace Media…

A final stop: Yasukuni

This summer has provided wonderful chances to learn more about Hiroshima, Nagasaki and peace issues. There are literally too many people to thank to begin here. It’s been a pleasure to share here a little of what I have experienced…