“Hiroshima” by Hideo Sekigawa – The Ultimate Japanese Disaster Movie

In the next, and last, of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?“, I am writing about Hiroshima (ひろしま) (Hideo Sekigawa, 1953). This is the oldest movie amongst all those that I studied, but it could also be the most influential – at least amongst the Japanese language…

Book Review: Hiroshima-75 edited by Aya Fujiwara and David R. Marples

I have had an interest in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as other aspects of atomic/nuclear weapons, for many years. With this year (2020) marking the 75th anniversary of the bombings, it’s as important as ever for people to remain aware not just of these bombings but also about the significance…