Episode 011 – Never Again – Hiroshima Remembers

by | Aug 10, 2007 | Episodes, Podcasts | 1 comment

Running Time: 48:57

Description:August 6th, 2007 marked the 62nd anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This week we talk to Mr. Isao Aratani, a survivor of that horrific day. We are also joined by Dr. Yuki Tanaka of the Hiroshima Peace Institute.


Documentation – Oppenheimer
Time Reference: 00:00
Description: A short YouTube clip featuring Robert Oppenheimer’s famous pronouncement on the moment the first atomic bomb exploded.
Link To: YouTube
Documentation – Trinity test
Time Reference: 01:32
Description: Details of the test blast of the first atomic bomb, Trinity.
Link To: Wikipedia
Documentation – Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Time Reference: 01:49
Description: Information on the only two nuclear bombs to be used in warfare.
Link To: Wikipedia
Documentation – The International Peoples’ Tribunal on the Dropping of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Time Reference: 06:50
Description: Information on the tribunal and its conclusions.
Link To: Abomb Tribunal
Documentation – Hiroshima Peace Institute
Time Reference: 07:07
Description: The homepage of the Hiroshima Peace Institute.
Link To: Hiroshima Peace Institute
Documentation – Republican debate goes boom
Time Reference: 45:55
Description: A clip from the Republican presidential debate in which 4 candidates condone the use of first-strike nuclear weapons.
Link To: YouTube

1 Comment

  1. August 9, 2007 –
    A-bomb survivor Isao Aratani shares the harrowing story of the events that unfolded in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, including a description of the blast itself and the terrible scenes afterwards.
    A-bomb survivor testimony
    9:42 minutes

    August 14, 2007
    On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb to be dropped in warfare fell on Hiroshima in western Japan. Each year, the city of Hiroshima honours this solemn occasion with a ceremony and a day of commemoration centered around the city’s peace park. Here are some of the sights and sounds from the Hiroshima Peace Ceremony on August 6, 2007.
    Sights and sounds from the Hiroshima Peace Ceremony Aug/07
    6:53 minutes

    August 11, 2007
    A-bomb survivor Isao Aratani takes us on a tour of Hiroshima Peace Park, describing the various monuments found there and discussing the events of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
    A tour of Hiroshima Peace Park with an A-bomb survivor
    7:26 minutes

    August 12, 2007
    The Corbett Report presents an interview with Mr. Isao Aratani, survivor of the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. In this interview recorded August 9, 2007, Mr. Aratani recounts his childhood growing up in Hiroshima, the horrific day of the bombing itself, and his message for the young generation of today.
    Interview with Hiroshima A-bomb survivor pt. 1
    8:37 minutes
    August 12, 2007
    Interview with Hiroshima A-bomb survivor pt. 2
    8:13 minutes

    November 13, 2009
    On the occasion of President Obama’s visit to Japan, The Corbett Report talks to the President of the Hiroshima Peace Institute, Motofumi Asai, about Obama’s unwillingness to visit Hiroshima, his war policies, and his reception of the Nobel Peace Prize. For more information about the Hiroshima Peace Institute, please visit their website: (dead link)
    Is Obama a man of peace?
    8:55 minutes

    April 19, 2014 – VIDEO –
    Cold War 2.0 and the Threat of Nuclear Warfare – GRTV Backgrounder
    13:36 minutes

    August 9, 2007
    Interview 012 – Isao Aratani
    Interview 011 – Yuki Tanaka
    Dr. Yuki Tanaka of the Hiroshima Peace Institute….


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