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NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other leaders of the Group of Seven, as well as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, meet during their summit in Hiroshima on May 21. 
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 7, 2023
The G7 leaders’ vision on nuclear disarmament
Geopolitical rivalries and the failure to address the complicity of G7 members in perpetuating a nuclearized world are stymieing nonproliferation efforts.
Family legacy successor Kento Ogata, who tells the story of his grandfather Shozo Matsubara, an atomic-bomb survivor, in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima on July 8
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2023
A-bomb survivors' kin rush to preserve family histories
An initiative launched by the city of Hiroshima allows relatives to pass on the experiences of surviving hibakusha.
People pray in front of the cenotaph on Sunday, the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, at the city's Peace Memorial Park.
JAPAN
Aug 6, 2023
Hiroshima marks 78th anniversary of atomic bombing
The mayor of the city called on world leaders to recognize that deterrence is a folly amid today's growing nuclear threats.
The aftermath of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in the closing days of World War II
JAPAN / History
Aug 5, 2023
Smithsonian museum plans to show photos of A-bomb aftermath
The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, however, does not currently plan to present photos or personal belongs of the bombing victims.
Signboards for the movies “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” at a theater in Los Angeles 
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 4, 2023
'Barbenheimer' highlights U.S. ignorance of nuclear reality
The “Barbenheimer” craze shows the U.S. education system needs work and Americans need lessons on nuclear weapons.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in May.
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 3, 2023
Japan's vision of nuke-free world in focus ahead of anniversaries
The tension between Tokyo's lofty goals and realpolitik necessities has made any move toward nuclear disarmament largely elusive.
Chinese President Xi Jinping at a promotion ceremony for senior generals of China's People's Liberation Army on Sunday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 2, 2023
Purge in Chinese nuclear missile force points to graft in ranks
Chinese President Xi Jinping has reshuffled the leadership of the country’s missile forces in an apparent attempt to install more trustworthy officials.
The social media backlash to “Barbenheimer,” an internet trend centered on the simultaneous release of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” in the United States, led to the hashtag #NoBarbenheimer trending recently on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
CULTURE / Film
Aug 2, 2023
‘Barbenheimer’ memes trigger anger in atomic-bombed Japan
Warner Bros. Japan criticized its U.S. counterpart for participating in internet memes that appear to trivialize the effects of the atomic bombings.
U.S. President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and South Korean leader Yoon Suk-yeol greet each other ahead of a trilateral meeting during the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima on May 21.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 29, 2023
U.S. announces trilateral summit with Japan and South Korea
The leaders of the three countries will use the summit at the Camp David presidential retreat to expand trilateral cooperation “across the Indo-Pacific and beyond.”
A screen displays Chinese leader Xi Jinping, at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing last October.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 28, 2023
China eyes accelerated plan for ‘world-class military,’ Japan says
An annual defense white paper said the world was facing its greatest test since World War II amid China's military buildup and the Ukraine war.
Contrary to some news reports, the movie "Oppenheimer," starring (left to right) Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy and Florence Pugh, has not been banned in Japan.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 27, 2023
'Oppenheimer' spurs debate on the atomic bombings
Christopher Nolan’s biopic has triggered a debate on the rights and wrongs of dropping the bomb. It could lead to a more useful discussion in Japan — assuming it’s ever released here.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks in front of an intercontinental ballistic missile in this undated photo released in March 2022.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 25, 2023
From 'Young General' to 'Supreme Leader': The evolution of Kim Jong Un
North Korea's thinking on its relations with the U.S. has undergone dramatic changes, and Kim Jong Un's past evolution offers indications of where the country might be headed.
People walk past a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test at the main railway station in Seoul on Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2023
North Korea fires missiles as it gears up for apparent military parade
The launch of two missiles came as the North Korea appeared to be gearing up for an large-scale military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice's signing.
The nuclear-powered USS Annapolis submarine makes a port call at South Korea's Jeju Island on Monday. It was the second such visit by a U.S. submarine to the country in the span of about a week.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 25, 2023
Nuclear Consultative Group strengthens Northeast Asian deterrence
The logic for trilateral coordination between the U.S., Japan and South Korea is compelling. The NCG is an important first step toward that goal.
A man watches a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2023
North Korea fires cruise missiles into Yellow Sea, but remains silent on U.S. soldier's fate
Experts say cruise missiles, which fly far slower than ballistic weapons, present a unique danger in that they can fly low and maneuver, making them potentially very difficult to intercept.
The mushroom cloud caused by the Trinity nuclear test is seen on July 16, 1945. A new study, released on Thursday ahead of submission to a scientific journal for peer review, shows that the cloud and its fallout went farther than anyone in the Manhattan Project had imagined in 1945.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 22, 2023
Trinity nuclear test’s fallout reached 46 states, Canada and Mexico, study finds
The research shows that the first atomic bomb explosion’s effects had been underestimated, and could help more “downwinders” press for federal compensation.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2023
North Korea fires cruise missiles into Yellow Sea, but remains silent on U.S. soldier's fate
Experts say cruise missiles, which fly far slower than ballistic weapons, present a unique danger in that they can fly low and maneuver, making them potentially very difficult to intercept.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2023
G7 and others ask China to stop North Korea sanctions evasion in its waters
The countries will provide satellite images that "clearly indicates these practices continued to occur within China"s jurisdiction in 2022 and have continued in 2023."
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 20, 2023
How a U.S. soldier made a mad dash into North Korea
The U.S. military was scrambling on Wednesday to determine the soldier"s fate, as well as his motive.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 19, 2023
U.S. soldier facing disciplinary action slips across inter-Korean border into North Korea
An American soldier facing disciplinary action at home “willfully and without authorization" fled Tuesday into North Korea, where he was apparently taken into custody.

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