North Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: reports

Nov 3, 2014

North Korea launches ballistic missile submarine: reports

North Korea has launched a submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles, South Korean media reported Sunday, quoting South Korean government sources. The Yonhap News Agency said North Korean engineers reverse-engineered a Soviet-era Golf-class diesel submarine to build a copy with a suspected displacement of ...

Oct 30, 2014

Japan-led nuke disarmament resolution passes U.N. committee

A Japan-led draft U.N. resolution on the elimination of nuclear weapons passed a General Assembly committee Wednesday with the endorsement of 163 countries, paving the way for adoption at a plenary meeting in December. While this is the 21st year in a row that ...

Oct 28, 2014

Japan presents nuclear disarmament resolution to U.N. committee

Japan has filed another draft United Nations resolution calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide and for signatories to the nuclear nonproliferation treaty to ensure next year’s treaty review conference strengthens the agreement. The resolution, submitted for the 21st year in a row ...

If you'd nuked a city, you'd feel guilty too

Oct 18, 2014

If you'd nuked a city, you'd feel guilty too

by J.J. O'Donoghue

The author T.C. Boyle in the preface to his book “Stories II” published last year made a convincing argument that runs counter to the conventional wisdom to “write what you know.” Boyle said: “A story is an exercise of imagination — or, as Flannery ...

Black Rain

| Oct 11, 2014

Black Rain

by Kris Kosaka

Masuji Ibuse’s classic 1965 novel “Black Rain” takes readers into the everyday lives of a family poisoned by radiation sickness. The narrative structure carefully balances between the present time of the novel and journal entries from the bombings of Hiroshima to craft a carefully ...