Tag Archives: nagasaki

Reiko Rizzuto’s “Hiroshima in the Morning” is a powerful memoir

The media are reporting on how Muslim Americans are braced for attacks this weekend, because of the 9/11 anniversary. I know what that’s like, unfortunately, though not on the scale of violence and hatred Muslims are facing today. It’s a sad commentary on the state of American “patriotism” that Japanese Americans still get nervous every […]

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki are faded memories in U.S.

Mention August 6 to most Americans, young or old, and my guess is you’ll get a blank stare. “What about August 6?” Mention Hiroshima and you might get a second blank stare. Most Americans can’t name the date that the first atomic bomb was dropped, Aug. 6 1945 on the city of Hiroshima. Three days […]

A folksing for Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Last night I attended the tail end of an all-day event in Manhattan, and was glad I did. The event was a cross-denominational commemoration of Universal Peace Day, to mark the Aug. 6 anniversay of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 with an atomic bomb, and Nagasaki three days later with a second atomic bomb. […]