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From READERS IN COUNCIL, the Japan Times
Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011

Abolishing nuclear weapons use

By DAVID ROTHAUSER
Brookline, Mass.
Takaoka, Toyama

Regarding Hirotaka Yamauchi's March 2 article, "A call for philosophical thinking": Excellent article. I tend to agree with everything Yamauchi wrote with one exception, the abolition of nuclear weapons. Yamauchi says we can never abolish nuclear weapons because someone will always want to make them. With weapons of mass destruction, it is true, Pandora's Box is open; the knowledge to make nuclear weapons is out and can never be put back in. But their use can be abolished.

Allow me to site one analogy. I teach at a Japanese college for women in the United States. In one class recently, we held a discussion about handguns. I asked my Japanese students, "Why is there a ban on handguns in Japan?" My students replied, "Because we don't need them." It was a simple and truthful answer. I believe the same analogy may be applied to the abolition of nuclear weapons — "Because we don't need them."

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer's own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

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In the News

"Hibakusha filmed before time runs out Ex-U.S. actor hopes to pass on A-bomb memories, lessons" By Mizuho Aoki. The Japan Times, Sunday August 15, 2010. Click here for a PDF of the article.

"Documentary explores life after the atomic bombings" By Mollie Gray and Anthony G. Attrino. North Jersey, Thursday, June 10, 2010. Click here for a PDF of the article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hibakusha images

Pictures by Japanese atomic bomb survivors reproduced courtesy of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the artists. From left to right: Yoshio Hamada, Susumu Horikoshi, Takako Tsujioka, Sumiko Yamada, Mikio Inoue, Haruo Harada.

 

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