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Hiroshima marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Tens of thousands gathered at a peace memorial park in Hiroshima on Tuesday to mark the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-atomic sentiment runs high in Japan.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Hiroshima comic strip author, Keiji Nakazawa, dies

Keiji Nakazawa, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor whose iconic comic strip about the incident was read by millions of school children in post-war Japan, has died.

27 Dec 2012 - 3:33am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Briton vies to take He Kexin's gymnastics crown

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Bruce Lee memorabilia goes under the hammer

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

BOOK (1977)

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr G. P. Putnam's Sons

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Tale of two cities

This day, 61 years ago, was the single most destructive day in human history. On August 6, 1945, at 8.16am, an atomic bomb exploded 600 metres above Hiroshima. An intense sun-like energy carbonised and flattened the city centre and tens of thousands of people died in an instant.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Glass columns remind reluctant Hiroshima of its past

Every August 6, the Japanese city of Hiroshima commemorates the dropping of Little Boy, the most powerful bomb ever used. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with many hibakusha - survivors of the blast - now in their mid-70s. Due to their ill health and age, the opportunities for understanding their experiences at first-hand are rapidly diminishing.

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


The Face of Jizo, a popular stage play by Japanese theatre group Komatsu-za, will premiere in Hong Kong today.

17 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Doctored version of past not helping Japan

Earlier this month, a prominent Japanese Liberal Party politician stated that his country could easily make thousands of nuclear weapons, drawing on vast plutonium reserves from its civil nuclear power programme.

Ichiro Ozawa reportedly made the remarks to an official from the Chinese Communist Party.

21 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Was bomb a warning to Russia?

THERE has recently been a lengthy correspondence in these columns regarding the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan, in 1945.

Most, if not all, of these contributors have made the assumption that the bombs were used to make the Japanese surrender, thereby ending the war and saving lives by avoiding a long drawn-out ground invasion.

21 Jan 1995 - 12:00am