Monthly Archives: August 2009

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…

Alternate declaration

Among the many Aug. 6 events in Hiroshima was a citizens gathering representing activists. I didn’t get a chance to post it before heading down to Nagasaki today, but here’s their peace declaration. It’s written by Yuki Tanaka, who is…

Hiroshima mayor’s message

It was a first for Hiroshima’s annual ceremony commemorating the victims of the Aug. 6, 1945 nuclear attack by the United States on Hiroshima. At the end of his peace message, Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba switched from Japanese to English.…

Talking to the visitors

With an influx of visitors from around the world for Thursday’s 64th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and others groups make an effort to have more survivors speak to the public. This…

An elementary disaster

This will be Hiroshima’s busiest and saddest week, with events marking the Aug. 6 anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing. Honkawa Elementary School, which lies only about 500 yards from the bomb’s hypocenter, is one of the places with…