Japanese policemen on top of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum behind the US and Japanese flags: Barack Obama visited Hiroshima and made a plea for nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota

The wheels of political atonement turn slowly. In 1997, Tony Blair became the first British prime minister to say sorry for the Famine. It took 150 ye(...)

Shigemoto Yasuhiko. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton Hibbert

Shigemoto Yasuhiko is recalling the day he first saw the incinerated city of Hiroshima as a 15-year-old boy. “I had escaped the blast and I came to (...)