Tag Archive for nuclear proliferation

Nuking a peace constitution?

One of the real threats looming behind North Korea’s nuclear test is its possible exploitation by those Japanese political leaders bent on a more aggressive military posture. You can’t blame anyone from worrying about a neighbor like North Korea. But…

North Korea’s test

The nuclear test by North Korea has caused dismay, anxiety and anger among survivors of the atomic attack on Hiroshima. One of the national daily papers, Mainichi Shimbun, sent a reporter to interview one of my favorite sources for my…

In neglected news…

Along with counterparts elsewhere, the Japanese media are going full bore into stories about the new flu. Even so, Hiroshima’s paper managed to give big coverage this week to atomic weapons, which (unlike even the most brutal flus) humankind won’t…

Hiroshima at night

After nearly 20 years away from Hiroshima, I came back to start some fresh reporting and research on the legacy of the city and Nagasaki, their bold attempts to put tragic history in front of the world in useful ways…