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21.12.2015

The bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of terrorism

The bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of terrorism

The dropping of two atomic bombs that detonated over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th of August 1945 caused the immediate deaths of 200,000 people besides those injured, the destroyed families, the ecological disaster and the humiliation of an entire people. We know that the… »

15.12.2015

Nuclear Deal between Japan and India: a brief stocktaking

Nuclear Deal between Japan and India: a brief stocktaking

  The Indian media is right now busy trumpeting that the long talked of nuclear deal between Japan and India has been successfully inked. A careful reading, however, reveals that what has been signed is actually an MoU. And, an MoU, as is common knowledge, does not amount to an… »

06.12.2015

International appeal against India-Japan Nuclear Agreement

International appeal against India-Japan Nuclear Agreement

Please SIGN and circulate widely, friends!   845 signatures crossed. https://www.change.org/p/mr-shinzo-abe-prime-minister-of-japan-international-appeal-against-japan-s-nuclear-export-to-india International Appeal Against India-Japan Nuclear Agreement Dear Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, We strongly protest the proposed India-Japan nuclear agreement, which is reportedly going to be signed during your upcoming visit to New… »

07.10.2015

Japan – Philippines: Bridge for Peace

Japan – Philippines: Bridge for Peace

Writer and Green Pioneer Konomi Kikuchi writes from Patagonia: Congratulations! Bridges to Peace was covered by NHK world. This organization was founded by our friend, Naoko Jin in order to build a bridge for peace by delivering messages from Japanese veterans to war victims in Philippines. Later she advanced her… »

21.09.2015

Radioactive floods recontaminate Japan

Radioactive floods recontaminate Japan

Last week a serious typhoon hit eastern Japan creating flooding that has not occurred for at least 50 years. Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator and owner of the triple meltdown site Fukushima Daiichi, admitted that drainage pumps at Fukushima failed and radioactive water once again poured into the Pacific. »

21.09.2015

Demystifying nuclear power: the Fukushima toilet overflows

Demystifying nuclear power: the Fukushima toilet overflows

Japan just can’t seem to catch a break as extreme forces in nature repeatedly buffet the island. Efforts are currently underway to coax former Nahara residents, evacuated during the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdown, to return to their abandoned homes in the desolated city. Despite assurance that radiation… »

14.09.2015

Tens of Thousands Surround Japan’s Parliament Denouncing ‘War Legislation’

A series of bills proposed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would allow the country’s soldiers to deploy abroad for the first time since World War II by Sarah Lazare, staff writer for Common Dreams With a new poll showing majority opposition nationwide, tens of thousands of people surrounded… »

03.09.2015

Japan’s ‘Chapel of the Thunder Gods’

Japan’s ‘Chapel of the Thunder Gods’

Titled, “Somber reflections on the last days of the Pacific War at the ‘Chapel of the Thunder Gods'”,  Hong Kong-based journalist Steven Knipp was published in Time on this day marking the 70-year anniversary of Japan’s surrender. (Extracts follow, for the full article see: http://time.com/4021062/japan-kamikaze-ww2-museum/ ) In recent weeks,… »

01.09.2015

The Street – Japan: I come here today so very angry

The Street – Japan: I come here today so very angry

Despite opposition from a majority of the Japanese people, the government is forcing this through, without a doubt, the work of a dictatorship. But, this sight before me right now really fills me with hope. Whether this country will permit a dictatorship or protect our democracy until… »

15.08.2015

Japan’s emperor voices ‘deep remorse’ over war

Japan’s emperor voices ‘deep remorse’ over war

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of its World War II surrender Saturday with about 7,000 people at the ceremonials and observing a period of silence at noon in Nippon Budokan, a hall in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. Exactly 70 years ago, same time same day, the recorded voice of Emperor Hirohito,… »

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