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WSU hosts atomic bomb exhibition
October 31, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU will host the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition Nov. 10-24 at the Holland Library Atrium.

On display will be thirty posters, donated by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, showing the destruction that occurred under the mushroom clouds when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed by the United States in Aug. 1945.

The opening reception will take place from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Holland Library Atrium and is open to the public.

During the exhibition, two animated films will be shown, “Barefoot Gen”, released in 1983, and “Barefoot Gen 2”, released in 1986. The films, created by Japanese manga (comic) artist … » More …

Understanding Pacific conflict helps historian work for peace
December 1, 2006

Dec. 7, 1941, is the day President Roosevelt said would live in infamy. Sept. 11, 2001, is another day burned into the American consciousness. But what about Aug. 6, 1945, or March 19, 2003?Noriko Kawamura, a WSU professor of history, argues that true patriotism requires Americans to understand why Aug. 6 is a day of infamy to the people of Japan (atomic bombing of Hiroshima), just as March 19 may well be a day of infamy to those in Iraq (U.S. attack).“True nationalism has to have an element of transnationalism,” she said. “Concern about your own nation must take into consideration the perspective of other … » More …