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Tadateru Konoe
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 26, 2016
Hiroshima visit highlights risks of nuclear weapons
To truly pay homage to those whose lives were lost or irrevocably altered by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, U.S. President Barack Obama's visit must galvanize the international community to move without delay toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 14, 2016
We must be prepared for the unthinkable
The Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear catastrophes offer many lessons that if heeded will ensure we are better prepared for future disasters.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 5, 2015
Only way forward is to eliminate nuclear arms
Seventy years after they were used, it is time to finally bring an end to the era of nuclear weapons.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 10, 2015
Tackle disaster risk through a coalition of the willing
While we cannot prevent another tsunami, we can build better safeguards that will offer greater protection for future generations.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 4, 2014
Disaster risks in small-island developing states
National Red Cross and Red Crescent societies from the Pacific to the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean are eyewitnesses to the humanitarian impacts of climate change on small-island developing states.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 8, 2014
Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's involvement in the nuclear debate — specifically the humanitarian impact — dates back to the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 7, 2014
Fukushima points the way for disaster readiness
As one travels across the region evacuated after the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant meltdown three years ago, it is obvious that the effects of the disaster vary from village to village, and are far more complicated than the hazard map, with its concentric circles of safety levels, indicates.

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