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Tour This Japanese City From the Viewpoint of a Cat
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Google Maps, Hiroshima, Japan )

- 42 days ago -
The Google street view-style map gives a tour of the city from the eyes of a furry feline, reports Noriega, and features multiple routes through the city along with indicators of where different pet cats can be found. Along the way, virtual visitors can
Grandson of Atomic Bomb Crewman Writes of Hibakusha Horrors
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, asia, death, hibakusha, hiroshima )

- 56 days ago -
Beser's grandfather, Jacob, was an army lieutenant and radar specialist who became the only man in the world to fly on both of the B-29s carrying the "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" atomic bombs.
Hiroshima Marks 70 Years Since Atomic Bomb
Offbeat  (tags: Hiroshima, atomic bomb, WW2, Japan )

- 113 days ago -
Residents in the Japanese city of Hiroshima are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped by a US aircraft.
Scientists Find Traces of Uranium in Lung of Hiroshima Woman Showered With 'Black Rain'
Offbeat  (tags: research, scientists, health, black rain, radiation, uranium, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, exposure )

- 172 days ago -
A joint research team of Hiroshima and Nagasaki universities said the group successfully photographed traces of uranium left in lung tissue of a woman who was showered by nuclear fallout known as "black rain" in Hiroshima in August 1945, the first evidenc
University Students Translate Testimony By A-Bomb Survivor Into English
Offbeat  (tags: war, death, humanrights, hibakusha, atomic bombings, hiroshima, Japan, translation, university students )

- 276 days ago -
In the lectures, the students learned of the process leading to developing atomic bombs and dropping them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the fact that many hibakusha are still suffering from the after-effects of radiation exposure.
Hibakusha: A Keen Sense of the Value of Life
Offbeat  (tags: death, humanrights, violence, war, atomic bombings, Hiroshima, hibakusha, life )

- 377 days ago -
"War is about taking other people's lives. If you take someone's life you get a medal. That's why war is no good," he says.
As I See It: Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivors Live Full Lives Despite Suffering
Offbeat  (tags: violence, war, death, sufferings, Hiroshima, life, a-bomb survivors, exposure )

- 475 days ago -
The effects were felt long after the day of that bomb. Survivors continued to suffer from radiation exposure their whole lives. We must also remember that countless family and community bonds were destroyed.
Last Crew Member of Enola Gay Dies in U.S.
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, death, Enola Gay, hiroshima )

- 484 days ago -
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern state of Georgia.
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 )

- 827 days ago -
"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 )

- 1064 days ago -
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 )

- 1122 days ago -
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 )

- 1573 days ago -
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 )

- 1573 days ago -
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 )

- 1614 days ago -
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 )

- 1647 days ago -
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.

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