Posts Tagged ‘ Japan ’

Seventy years of unfinished business

August 6, 2015
A. Rahman
Seventy years of unfinished business

Two dates – August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 – will remain firmly etched in the minds of humanity as the example of the world’s worst man-made disaster and cruelty. People will recoil, as long as human civilisation lasts, at how the evil nature of human beings can cause such enormous death, destruction,...
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What will the Iran nuclear deal really accomplish?

August 6, 2015
Zeenat Khan
What will the Iran nuclear deal really accomplish?

With all the hubbub of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran and the US, let us also reflect on the sheer horror of August 6, 1945 during World War II. This year will mark the 70th anniversary of America dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was a direct order from US president...
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The lesson of Fukushima

March 14, 2012
Edward Hadas
The lesson of Fukushima

The first anniversary of Japan’s nuclear disaster is a good time to take stock. Opponents and proponents of nuclear power are doing so, and they have come to the same conclusion: “We were right all along.”
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No apologies, please!

April 1, 2011
Ramya Sarma
No apologies, please!

It’s cricket season and crunch time, with the semi-finals showing who has the power to stay in the game and compete for the coveted World Cup. Bangladesh, unfortunately, crashed out some days ago, when South Africa beat the team quite comprehensively. As host of the opening game, the nation must have been devastated, but...
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Nuclear power is not the way forward

March 30, 2011
Lalon Sander
Nuclear power is not the way forward

The tragedy of Fukushima has led to a flurry of activity in Germany: Within days, the coalition government of conservatives and liberals, known for its pro nuclear stance, temporarily shut down seven nuclear power plants and this past weekend hundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets, demanding that all nuclear power plants...
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Fukushima explosion

March 16, 2011
CSKarim
Fukushima explosion

Citizens of Bangladesh are concerned about the consequences of the post earthquake accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. The reasons are only justified because ‘fear of the unknown’ can add to worries, especially when these relate to health. Rumour and gossip are now floating around to such a degree that is disquieting for...
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Nuclear safety stretched by Japan superquake

March 13, 2011
CSKarim
Nuclear safety stretched by Japan superquake

Different news media are giving out conflicting information on the nuclear power plants at Fukushima. It seems that the safety of one of the plants has already been compromised. The information is conflicting and confusing. The Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is in constant touch with Japan’s...
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Disaster strikes Japan; alarm bell for the world

March 11, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Disaster strikes Japan; alarm bell for the world

Traditionally, historically, the Japanese are very stoic people, who prefer to show no emotion, never betraying how they really feel. But right now, in a new time and space where grief outweighs any age-old norms of behaviour, the need to express anguish, shock and pain is overwhelming. The small country with a big honour...
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