Why Obama should visit Hiroshima

An Obama visit to Hiroshima would signal to the world the US commitment to non-proliferation and disarmament.

by J Berkshire Miller


Abe vows nuclear free Japan on Nagasaki anniversary

Japanese PM pledges future free of nuclear weapons as Nagasaki commemorates 70th anniversary of atomic bombing.

Asia Pacific

Prayers held as Hiroshima marks 70 years since bomb

Japanese city marks the 70th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people in 1945.

Inside Story

The bombing of Hiroshima: 70 years on

Tens of thousands in Hiroshima mourn the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bomb attack.


No more nuclear weapons!

A total ban on use has been a traditional reaction to particularly cruel weapons of war; now it's nuclear weapons' turn.

by Hans Blix

War & Conflict

Atomic bomb in 1945: A look back at the destruction

This week the world remembers the fateful attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that changed the world forever.


The moment Truman announced the bombing of Hiroshima

The moment 70 years ago when US president announced that the US had unleashed the world's first atomic bomb.


Hiroshima: They told me to paint my story

Eighty-nine-year-old man recalls the terror and the trauma when the atomic bomb fell on Japanese city 70 years ago.

War & Conflict

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Timeline to disaster

Seventy years after the first atom bomb was used in war, debate continues over its necessity and morality.


The day Hiroshima turned into hell

Decades after the atomic bomb was dropped, survivor Keijiro Matsushima tells of a day of death and destruction.