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Album: Krzysztof Penderecki and Jonny Greenwood, Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima/Popcorn Superhet Receiver/Polymorphia/48 Responses to Polymorphia (Nonesuch)
Friday 09 March 2012
Jonny Greenwood's debt to Penderecki is clearly acknowledged in this pairing of the two composers' works.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-day spring holiday in Japan. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together in late March. Prices include flights from Heathrow.
Sunday 18 December 2011
I had very mixed feelings as the Shinkansen pulled into Hiroshima station. This was a city I had always wanted to visit. My father was in the Fleet Air Arm and was flying off HMS Implacable in the Coral Sea during the Second World War. On the morning of 6 August 1945, there was a notice posted on the aircraft carrier forbidding all aircraft from flying in the Hiroshima sector until further notice. Obviously they had no idea that this was the day America dropped the first atomic bomb on that city. Young as they were, a notice like this was like a red rag to a bull.
Sunday 07 August 2011
Paper lanterns float on the Motoyasu River near Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome yesterday, the 66th anniversary of the nuclear bomb that killed some 140,000 people in the city in 1945.
Friday 05 August 2011
On 6 August 1945, the US dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese town of Hiroshima.
Friday 05 August 2011
Saturday marks the 66th anniversary since the US dropped the first atomic bomb in the Japanese town of Hiroshima.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Robot takes pictures inside the crippled No. 1 reactor at Fukushima.
Monday 21 March 2011
Like millions of other Japanese, Hiroko Tanaka has been glued to television footage of workers frantically trying to prevent disaster at a crippled nuclear plant. She has more reason to be worried than most: as an atom-bomb survivor, or hibakusha, Mrs Tanaka knows the impact of radiation first hand, and she has faced discrimination all her life in a country where little is still known about its effects.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Saturday 07 August 2010
It was a day for remembering the victims of one of history's greatest mass killings, but most of the attention was on a middle-aged man sitting among the 55,000 people watching yesterday's memorial ceremony in Hiroshima.
Monday 02 August 2010
An exhibition documenting the impact of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II opens in London today.
Saturday 05 September 2009
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: an autumn tour of Japan. Prices are for two people travelling together for 14 nights over the Jidai Matsuri and Kurama Fire festivals; return Heathrow-Tokyo and internal flights, transfers, touring and some meals are included.
Monday 03 August 2009
Wednesday 06 December 2006
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