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Travel Blogs from Iwakuni
... very reflective. October will mark the sixth year of working on the road. Being a big fan of Viktor Frankl and his work, I always seem to be in search of the meaning of my experiences. What can I take away from my road experiences?
I have learned lessons about big ideas through the experiences of many people living their daily lives. Instead of big ideas directing ...
... well done in my opinion. It describes the build-up to Japan's involvement in the Second World War, the reasons for the agreement by the allies to drop an A-bomb, which interestingly included, in their opinion, as well as bringing an early end to the war with Japan:
- the desire not to let the USSR gain too much of a strategic presence, having got their agreement at Yalta to combine forces against Japan
- and ...
... it's a bit of a different town to Singapore !!! Back in Hiroshima we headed for Hiroshima Castle for a look. It is right in the city centre, close to the Memorial Park, so very easy to get to. It was still a beautiful autumn day (just like autumn at home, the sun golden and warm late in the afternoon) the castle was not crowded at all, being late afternoon and close to closing time. Another great example of ancient architecture, of course it had been invaded and razed to ...
... we took the ferry to Hiroshima. On the way was time for me to learn again some japanese. In Hiroshima we first went to the Hotel to leave our baggage there and after we went to the Peace Memorial Park and the A-Bomb Museum. It's here like in Nagasaki very impressive. There are many little differences and there are a lot more tourists than in Nagasaki.
... that the first use of the A-bomb in history was necessary to halt further loss of life in the continuing war. They allude to the fact that Japan was already weakened and close to surrender and would have complied if they had prior knowledge of the weapon that was being aimed at them. The language used in the communications, while understandably typical, reveal the underlying political expedient of having to explain why 2 bn dollars were spent on an ...
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