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.
For Tadateru Konoe's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear catastrophes offer many lessons that if heeded will ensure we are better prepared for future disasters.
Seventy years after they were used, it is time to finally bring an end to the era of nuclear weapons.
While we cannot prevent another tsunami, we can build better safeguards that will offer greater protection for future generations.
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.
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.
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 ...