Category: Japan

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Richard Falk: A Moral Revolution? Reflections on President Obama’s Visit to Hiroshima

The whole idea of impunity for the victors and capital punishment for the losers is morally regressive

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Gar Alperovitz: Unjust Cause

Interview on the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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David Swanson: “Looking Forward” Comes to Hiroshima

Never mind an apology, Obama should admit the truth

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Richard Falk: Making the Most of Obama’s Hiroshima Visit

[Prefatory Note: I sent the following message to the White House today, and encourage readers of this blog to do the same <www.whitehouse.gov>This symbolic visit by Obama creates a major opportunity to advance a denuclearization agenda, and we should take as much advantage as possible. I am against the mainstream advice that suggests that the Read more…

Jon Mitchell: Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa

Documents reveal how years of accidents and neglect have polluted local land and water with hazardous chemicals including arsenic, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and dioxin

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David Swanson: Psst. Slip This Onto Obama’s Teleprompter in Hiroshima

I am going to keep pushing the U.S. war machine forward in every possible way, and the consequences be damned

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Richard Falk: If Obama Visits Hiroshima

There are mounting hopes that Barack Obama will use the occasion of the Group of 7 meeting in Japan next month to visit Hiroshima, and become the first American president to do so. It is remarkable that it required a wait of over 60 years until John Kerry became the first high American official to Read more…

Koide Hiroaki: “The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is a Serious Crime”

Interview with an influential voice and a central figure in the anti-nuclear movement since the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi of March 11, 2011

Robert Hunziker: Fukushima Radiation: a Killer

People in the streets and on the ground in Japan tell a different story about the risks of radiation. They talk about illnesses and death

Linda Pentz Gunter: No Bliss in this Ignorance

The great Fukushima nuclear cover-up

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