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The Japanese and The Atomic Bomb
An analysis of the Japanese attitude towards the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
# 94398 | 3,987 words | 7 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Apr 27, 2007 in History (Asian) , History (U.S. World Wars) , History (General)

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This paper investigates the initial reaction of the Japanese government and press to the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagaskai. According to the paper, the average Japanese who survived the attacks, suffered with survivor's guilt. The paper also contains a review of the Japanese literature, art and films on the atomic bombings, as well as the peace movement started in the aftermath of the war.

Perspective of the Japanese Government and the Local Press
Perspective from the Ground
Suppressed Feelings During the American Occupation
Divine Providence
Feelings of Guilt
Focus of Anger
The Hibakusha Literature and Pacifist Movement

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Braw, Monica. The Atomic Bomb Suppressed: American Censorship in Occupied Japan. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1991.
  • Hume, Mick. "Hiroshima: the 'White Man's Bomb' revisited." Spiked Essays. August 2, 2005. May 24, 2006. <>
  • Kagan, Donald. "Why America Dropped the Bomb." Commentary Sept. 1995: 17+.
  • Kamata, Sadao, and Stephen Salaff. "The Atomic Bomb and the Citizens of Nagasaki." Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 14.2 (1982): 38-50.
  • Lifton, Robert Jay. Death in Life Survivors of Hiroshima. New York: Random House, 1967.

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