Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

Aug 22, 2015

Surviving the postwar Soviet detention camps

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Japan’s surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, marked the end of the most devastating global conflict in history. While millions around Asia put down their weapons, Emperor Hirohito’s broadcast on the radio failed to end the hostilities for some 600,000 Japanese military personnel and civilians ...

Aug 11, 2015

Accepting Japan at its word

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If Asia is to move beyond its past, the victims of Japan's wartime aggression must recognize that the Japan of 2015 is not the Japan of 1931, 1941, or even 1945, and that forgiveness benefits everyone.

Memories of those marked by nuclear war

Aug 8, 2015

Memories of those marked by nuclear war

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August, 2015. This is a month of great testimonials: outpourings of guilt, grief, consternation, remorse, atonement and, for those whose ends are not served by an honest reckoning of the past, evasion. Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War, by Susan Southard.416 pagesViking, Nonfiction. It was, ...