Thursday, August 10, 2006


From Nagasaki Journey--
the photographs of Yosuke Yamahata
[Warning: strong images]

"It was perhaps unforgiveable, but in fact at the time,
I was completely calm and composed.
In other words, perhaps it was just too much,
too enormous to absorb."
via the priceless Plep
Atomic Coverup Redux: 61 Years After the First Bombs Fell
Now comes word of a forthcoming book that compiles the long-suppressed dispatches written by famed reporter George Weller, the first American to arrive in Nagasaki after the bombing.

And Japanese scientists' WWII lab notes on atomic bomb research have just been found, which gives rise to the question: if the kamikaze-capable wartime leaders of Japan had managed to develop atomic bombs, would they have used them to maximum effect, or would they have refused, for humanitarian reasons?
In 1995, having been in Japan for less than a year, I attended the 50th anniversary ceremonies marking the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki...
I decided to publish it here, in two parts...
Notes from the 'Nog

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