Review: Summer of the Big Bachi

It seems fitting that I review a book this month that deals with a¬†hibakusha,¬†or survivor of the atomic bomb. On August 6th and 9th, Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb drops. (Interestingly enough, just a few weeks prior, the last survivor member of the Enola Gay - the plane that... Continue Reading →

Experience: Listening to a Hibakusha

The Hiroshima Peace Museum is a worthwhile visit in its own right but for me, the most moving moment of my visit there a few years ago was the chance to listen to a hibakusha tell his story. Hibakusha is the Japanese word for those who survived the atomic bombing of either Hiroshima or Nagasaki... Continue Reading →

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