Nagasaki

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 The devastating explosion in the Lebanese port of Beirut   on August 4th, 2020.  Photographs: Moufac Harb/AFP/Getty Images

International, regional and Lebanese human rights groups have called on the UN Human Right Council to dispatch a commission to investigate last year’s(...)

Women walk in heavy rain as Typhoon Haishen hits Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture on Sunday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Typhoon Haishen drew closer to Japan’s southern mainland on Sunday, cutting power and prompting authorities to recommend evacuation and warn of potent(...)

Dr Aidan MacCarthy, from Cork, of the RAF, who survived Dunkirk, the fall of Singapore, having his ship torpedoed and time in a POW camp, before being in Nagasaki on the day on the atomic bomb was dropped

In a room above MacCarthy’s bar in Castletownbere, Co Cork is a daily reminder that the world has survived worse travails than Covid-19. The ceremoni(...)

A virtual lantern show marks the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing,  in Hiroshima, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In August 2010, when Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bombs, the movement to rid the world of nu(...)

 People socially distance as they queue to pray in remembrance during the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, in Hiroshima on Thursday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to coronavirus and t(...)

 Visitors walk past a photo showing the 1945 Hiroshima bombing aftermath, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.  Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/ EPA

On Thursday, as she has done most days for 75 years, Keiko Ogura will reluctantly remember when Hiroshima was destroyed by a single atomic bomb. As a(...)

The bomb fell on Nagasaki just 20 years after Urakami Cathedral had been completed. It has since been rebuilt and a small piece of that history was returned last year: a cross.

Over the next week, two anniversaries recall cataclysmic events in the closing days of the second World War: the atomic bombings of Hiroshima on Augus(...)

Pope Francis greeting a survivior of an atomic bomb at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. Photograph: Vatican Media/via Reuters

Pope Francis travelled to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to demand that world powers renounce their nuclear arsenals, declaring the use and possession of ato(...)

Pokemon are go

Japan is never boring and always bemusing. If you are planning a visit to Japan, or are there already for the Rugby World Cup, here are my top tips on(...)

America’s failure to repent the use of the atomic bomb contributed to “the ending of the western Christian civilisation”, says Desmond Fennell. Photograph: US Defense Department/Reuters

What constitutes western civilisation has always been contested. When historian Kenneth Clark was commissioned for the BBC’s famous series on the topi(...)

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