Category: Japan

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Gar Alperovitz: The War Was Won Before Hiroshima—And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It

The top American military leaders who fought World War II, much to the surprise of many who are not aware of the record, were quite clear that the atomic bomb was unnecessary, that Japan was on the verge of surrender

Taisuke Komatsu: Japan: controversial US army base sparks outrage among local population

It is time activists across the globe extended solidarity to those protesting to prevent the construction of a new military base in Okinawa, who are haunted by their memories

Susan Southard: Entering the Nuclear Age, Body by Body

The Nagasaki Experience

Robert Hunziker: Looking Inside Fukushima Prefecture

Why is Japan brazenly restarting nuclear power plants in the face of Fukushima’s continuing calamity, a tragedy that has only just started?

Robert Hunziker: Is Fukushima Getting Worse?

The Fukushima multiple nuclear disasters continue spewing out hot stuff like there’s no tomorrow. By all appearances, it is getting worse, out-of-control nuclear meltdowns

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Vijay Prashad: G7: out for number one, and damn the consequences

The masters of the universe were busy with each other. They have currencies to protect and countries to bomb.

Alex Doherty: Killing Memory – Korean War Crimes in Vietnam

It is instructive to compare the treatment of imperial crimes in Britain, Germany and Japan

C. Douglas Lummis: Okinawa: State of Emergency

Outside the gate of the US Marine Corp’s Camp Schwab at Henoko in northern Okinawa a sign announced that this was the 220th day of the sit-in there

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David Swanson: Golden Age of Pearl Harbor

On February 5, 1941, Rear Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner wrote to Secretary of War Henry Stimson to warn of the possibility of a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor

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Jack Rasmus: Abenomics 2.0 – Austerity Japanese Style

As the global economy slows, the push for still more and newer forms of austerity continues worldwide

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