Hiroshima

Japanese puzzle: how can an advanced, dynamic country function with such an ancient population?

17 November 2018 9:00 am

When Japan hosts the Rugby Union World Cup next year, and still more so the summer Olympics in 2020, all…

The Bomb, my film, and what really scares Japan today

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Tokyo is visual chaos everywhere, the antithesis of the Japanese interior. It is a multilevel jumble of overpasses, neon signs,…

How Radio 4 made it possible for people to talk to the dead

27 August 2016 9:00 am

One of the weirdest responses when someone close to you dies is the gradual realisation that now at last you…

Spectator letters: Atomic morality; Norman Stone on migrants and Greek islands

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The morality of the A bomb Sir: In questioning whether we should celebrate VJ Day (Diary, 15 August), A.N. Wilson…

If the bombing of Hiroshima was a moral obscenity, blame Emperor Hirohito

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has produced some predictable wailing and gnashing of teeth about the horrors of…

A demonstrator is arrested during an anti-nuclear protest at Greenham Common air base in 1983. (Photo: D. Jones/Express/Getty)

All that postwar anxiety about being vaporised by a nuclear bomb was a complete waste of emotion

8 August 2015 9:00 am

When I was growing up in the 1970s, my three main fears were: being blown up by the IRA; being…

American bomber pilot Paul W. Tibbets Jr. (centre) stands with the ground crew of the bomber 'Enola Gay' which Tibbets flew in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Photo: AFP/Getty)

Why are we so silent over Hiroshima?

8 August 2015 9:00 am

It’s 70 years since the bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and yet there has been no rush to…

Find the voice, find the character: Steve Nallon as Margaret Thatcher

Even those who reviled Thatcher will be moved, appalled and astonished: Dead Sheep at the Park reviewed

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Dead Sheep is a curious dramatic half-breed that examines Geoffrey Howe’s troubled relationship with Margaret Thatcher. Structurally it’s a Mexican…

In the heart of darkness, the atom bomb

23 November 2013 9:00 am

At the dark heart of this dark book is a startling fact: Joseph Conrad was employed to steam up the…

Anthony Horowitz’s diary: graffiti, Hiroshima and the next series of Foyle’s War

4 May 2013 9:00 am

It was a perfect spring day in Hiroshima last week. I was there for my 25th wedding anniversary, which may…