Hibakusha rate Obama's Hiroshima speech highly

May 28, 2016

Hibakusha rate Obama's Hiroshima speech highly

Atomic bomb survivors hailed U.S. President Barack Obama’s remarks in Hiroshima on Friday, saying he expressed his unchanged intention to create a world without nuclear weapons. The 17-minute remarks highlighted “his determination not to create hibakusha anymore,” said one of survivors of the 1945 ...

May 28, 2016

Hiroshima, Nagasaki mayors hail Obama's historic visit

The mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hailed U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday, almost 71 years after the two cities suffered atomic bombings in the closing days of World War II. Speaking to reporters, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said, “I ...

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

May 28, 2016

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

President Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast. He spoke briefly with two survivors in the audience after his remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: Sunao Tsuboi, ...

Full text of Obama's speech in Hiroshima

May 27, 2016

Full text of Obama's speech in Hiroshima

Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself. Why do we come ...

May 27, 2016

Key dates in the nuclear arms race

Here is a timeline of the development of nuclear weapons, as U.S. President Barack Obama pays a historic visit to the city of Hiroshima on Friday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the only two cities to suffer an atomic bombing, carried out by U.S. planes ...

Hiroshima bombing: the morning the Earth shook

May 27, 2016

Hiroshima bombing: the morning the Earth shook

With a blinding flash of light and an ear-splitting roar, the age of nuclear conflict arrived with terrifying and awe-inspiring force on Aug. 6, 1945, changing the course of history, and killing 140,000 people. That morning was a run-of-the-mill one for most Hiroshima residents. ...

May 27, 2016

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and its effect on people

The atomic blast in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, killed 140,000 people; tens of thousands died instantly, while the rest succumbed to injuries or illness in the weeks, months and years afterwards. Ball of fire The first thing people noticed was an “intense ball ...