Interview 012 – Isao Aratani

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A-bomb survivor Isao Aratani tells us about his life and the horrific events he witnessed on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was subject to an atomic bombing.

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  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

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