On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the Christian faith in America is examined through the lens of the Catholic Church that was bombed 500 ft. from the hypocenter.
World War II
Two Atomic Bombs and I – The 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima
I grew up under the shadow of World War II because my father was a child survivor of a Japanese concentration camp and my mother was pro-atomic bomb. Living in Japan helped me realize what really happened and make up my own mind about the atomic bombings.
Mukaishima POW Camp Memorial, Hiroshima – with Haiku and Photos
An American poet visits the Mukaishima POW Memorial in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture Japan and meets with Japanese citizens committed to education and peace.
Love Thy Enemy: Meeting Atomic Bomb Survivors in Nagasaki and Hiroshima
With 88-year-old Hibakusha Mr. Inousuke Hayasaki in the Nagasaki Peace Park. I imagine my mother turning over in her grave at the thought of me socializing with Hibakushas, atomic bomb survivors, while living in Japan. They were after all, the mortal enemy in her mind, they killed my Dutch grandfather and imprisoned my father during … Continue reading Love Thy Enemy: Meeting Atomic Bomb Survivors in Nagasaki and Hiroshima
自然 Nature & the Sacred 木 Tree: Trees that Survived the Atomic Bombing at Hiroshima
Photograph of Kurogane holly trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II, with commentary by Alan Watts about our relationship to nature.
A Remilitarized Japan Betrays Veterans and World Peace
The U.S. has been quietly remilitarizing Japan in a violation of the constitution it put in place after World War II, betraying veterans of all countries and peace as it sends a destroyer to the Middle East , and U.S. and Japanese defense manufacturers profit from it.
An American View from Japan about Pearl Harbor Day – With Photo Haiku
Photo haiku and reflections about Pearl Harbor day written by an American living in Japan.
Witness for the Prosecution – Homestead, Florida For-Profit Child Concentration Camp: In Photographs
The irony that my family was persecuted by the Japanese during World War II and spent years in concentration camps, yet in the 21st Century, it’s the United States that is doing the persecution and making the concentration camps, and I’m living in Japan for a higher quality of life! While on home leave here … Continue reading Witness for the Prosecution – Homestead, Florida For-Profit Child Concentration Camp: In Photographs
Boycott Truist Bank – New Name of SunTrust and BB&T Merger- Bank Enablers & Profiteers of Suffering
Just as Chase Bank enabled Nazi Germany during World War II to do its nefarious deeds, Truist Bank, formerly SunTrust and BB&T Bank in America enables a for-profit child concentration camp to exist in Homestead, Florida.
Peace Through Kamishibai On NHK World Radio in 17 Languages
The NHK World Radio Piece that I was interviewed for Peace Through Kamishibai work and about my family's history with World War II at the hands of the Japanese has aired and is available for your peace-making listening pleasure! Please share and have a listen! Links are listed below! Never again Hiroshima! Never Again Nagasaki! … Continue reading Peace Through Kamishibai On NHK World Radio in 17 Languages