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Oliver Stone Warmed to Okinawans, Fired Up Base Foes | The Japan Times
Offbeat  (tags: Oliver Stone, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Japan, Hiroshima, atomic bombings, U.S. military bases )

Naoko
- 238 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
"I'm not the same percon I was at 19, 25 or 40. I have evolved. I have deepened my views of the world," he said. "For me, life is always a learning experience."
'Barefoot Gen' Author Dead at 73
Offbeat  (tags: world, war, Hiroshima, atomic bombing, died, Keiji Nakazawa, sufferings, story, comic, Hadashi no Gen, Barefoot Gen, anti-war, Japan, peace )

Naoko
- 475 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
HIROSHIMA - Keiji Nakazawa, author of "Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot Gen"), an iconic comic about the 1945 Hiroshima atomic bombing, has died of lung cancer at a hospotal in the city.
Hibakusha : Looking Directly At The Truth Of Nuclear Suffering
Offbeat  (tags: world, usa, war, Japan, Barack Obama, hibakusha, nuclear suffering, nuclear testing, Nobel Prize, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, burn, injured, sit-in, atomic bomb )

Naoko
- 533 days ago - mainichi.jp
Taniguchi remains furious that the United States has continued nuclear testing under President Barack Obama, a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Hibakusha : Reflections From Three Atomic Bomb Survivors
Offbeat  (tags: atomic bombs, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, survivors, radiation, Fukushima, March 11, tsunami )

Naoko
- 984 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
The crisis at the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant following the March 11 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami has caused widespread radiation contamination - an issu that has cut deeply into the survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and
A-Bomb Survivor Looks Back On A Life Lived In N. Ireland
Offbeat  (tags: atomic bombs, Hiroshima, survivors, North Ireland, memories, among the last, aged, honor the dead, cancer )

Naoko
- 984 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Aged 78, Nobuko Pollock knows she is among the last of the survivors and worries that the commemorations - to which she faithfully tunes in on her satellite TV every year - will lessen ovet time.
HIbakusha: Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Fights To Stop New Nuke Plant Near Home Town
Offbeat  (tags: nuke plant, No More Nuke, protest, A-bomb survivor, Chubu Electric Power Co., Kaminoseki, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi Prefecture, April 26, war, death )

Naoko
- 1025 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
KAMINOSEKI, Yamaguchi - A masked Kiyoko Sakai was among protesters railing against the construction of a nuclear power plant here on April 26 - the 25 anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
Lives of A-Bomb Victims Thrown Into Turmoil Yet Again By Radiation
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, March 11, earthquake, tsunami, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, Fukushima, radiation contamination, thrown into turmoil, a-bomb victim, again, eldery nursing home, Iitate Village, nuclear power plant, evacuation zone, Hiroshima, 1945 )

Naoko
- 1058 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
IITATE, Fukushima - Among those whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the ongoing nuclear disaster triggered my the March 11 quake and tsunami are victims of the 1945 atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Imperial Army's Poison Gas Production Site Now An Island Paradise for Rabbits
Offbeat  (tags: rabbit, Hiroshima, Imperial Japanese Army, poison gas, tourists )

Naoko
- 1208 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
TAKEHARA, Hiroshima - An island here which used to be a poison gas production site for the Imperial Japanese Army is gaining popularity as a rabbit paradise.
Remember, Life Is Good
Offbeat  (tags: life, gratitude, Hiroshima no Pika, Toshi Maruki, hiroshima, compassion, Morris Gleitzman, Holocaust, books, fear, pictures, children )

Naoko
- 1249 days ago - thestar.com.my
This morning I read 'Hiroshima no Pika' by Toshi Maruki and thanked the universe that I was suffering from a viral infection that would pass in time, and not the lasting and devastating effects of radiation sickness.
Antiwar Director, 98, Still Carries Message
Offbeat  (tags: war, antiwar, film director, Japan, opposition, 98-year-old, Kaneto Shindo, Hiroshima, atomic bomb, destruction, beautiful city, Genbaku no Ko, survivor )

Naoko
- 1350 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Kaneto Shindo is driven by his strong opposition to war and nuclear weapons, and the award-winning director and scriptwriter is still shooting films despite now having to use a wheelchair.
'Merry Umbrella Project' to Send a Message of Peace
Offbeat  (tags: peace, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Okinawa, 100 umbrellas, smiling faces, message of peace, children )

Naoko
- 1358 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
An event featuring 100 umbrellas with pictures of smiling children of various countries printed on them will be held in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa next month, in attempt to dispatch a message of peace.
Disgruntled Ex-Employee Drives Car Into Workers at Mazda Plant Killing 1, Injuring 10
Offbeat  (tags: crime, Mazda Motor Corp., death, injured, murder, ex-employee, disgruntled, arrested, Hiroshima, Japan, drove his car into workers )

Naoko
- 1393 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
HIROSHIMA - A disgruntled former employee deliberately drove his car into workers at Mazda Motor Corp. plant here on June 22, killng one and hurting 10 others, police said.
Film on Double Hibakusha in Works
Offbeat  (tags: hibakusha, Atomic bombing, nagasaki, hiroshima, double, film, New York Peace Film Festival, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, James Cameron, United Nations, death, survivor, cancer )

Naoko
- 1475 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
NEW YORK - A 20-minute trailer for a film about Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who survived the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki and died in January, was shown during the recent New York Peace Film Festival. "I think he must be so happy, just as he was
'Avater' Director Cameron Meets A-Bomb Survivor, Talks Possible Nuclear Weapon Film
Offbeat  (tags: a-bomb, Atomic bombing, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Japan, james cameron, film, survivor )

Naoko
- 1564 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
Filmmaker James Cameron visited a survivor of both the Nagasaki and Hiroshima atomic bombings Dec. 22 to over his ideas for a film about nuclear weapons. The director of "Titanic" and "Avatar" visited 93-year-old Tsutomu Yamagichi in hospital in Nagasaki
   

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