Travel Blogs from Hiroshima
... was terrible. No question about that.
But who started the war? What if Japan had acquired the atomic bomb technology? Would they have hesitated to use it against the U.S. because it was inhumane? Didn’t the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs prevent a continuation of the war and countless additional casualties if the Allies had mounted an invasion of Japan?
The museum didn’t address those ...
... nearly 20 minutes on the platform. Jim answered some our travel questions about Australia and ended by giving me his cell phone number. Pulling out our itinerary from my backpack, I explained we were scheduled to be Brisbane the first weekend in March. Jim suggested we call and we arranged to meet for dinner when we're in Brisbane.
Then, we parted and headed on a local train for the ferry to the island of Miyajima. The ferry pulled close to the ...
... although he seemed to have a lot of anger which was understandable. He has an interesting blog at:-
We then walked past the memorial and in to the museum. Geoff was fascinated and wanted to spend more time there. It was quite confronting but very interesting.
After that, ...
... atomic bomb), the first use of nuclear weapons on a human population, and more importantly its representation as a symbol of peace.
The Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims
After seeing the A-Bomb Dome, I went to the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims. It is located halfway between the Dome and the Museum. It's an arched tomb that was built on August 6, 1952. It was built to help reconstruct Hiroshima-the first city in the world to be destroyed by the ...
... testing of nuclear weapon effects even though there is meant to be a test ban in effect. Sigh... it's all very depressing really.
Will the "leaders of the free world" as they like to label themselves every manage to get rid of all nuclear weapons? As much as I'd like to be an idealist and say yes we all know that will never happen. Nuclear weapons are here to stay. Let's hope that nobody pushes the button again (yes I'mlooking at you America, you've got previous!)