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Hiroshima


Genbaku dome - atomic bomb dome:
Genbaku dome - atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, Japan.
Located on the delta of the Ota River on Hiroshima Bay, and divided into six islands by the seven channels of the river, Hiroshima is the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, Japan, and capital of the the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, As of 2007, Hiroshima had a population of 1,159,391.

On August 6th 1945, during the closing days of World War II, the first atomic bomb used in warfare, "Little Boy", was dropped by the American B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" on the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 70,000 people were killed by the bomb, 69% of the city's buildings completely destroyed, and further 6.6% of the buildings severely damaged. A further 60,000 people died from injuries and the effects of radiation during the next few months.

Hiroshima was rebuilt after the end of World War II, principally after 1949, when the Japanese government passed the "Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law". Also in 1949, the Japanese parliament also declared that Hiroshima would henceforth be a city of peace, and a result the city is today a leading location for peace and social conferences.

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima is commemorated by a variety of memorials and events in the city, principally the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. This is a large park in the center of Hiroshima.. The most recognizable symbol of the park is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, usually known as the "Atomic Bomb Dome" or "Genbaku Dome", which is the preserved remains of what was the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, a building which lay almost directly beneath the site of the atomic explosion.

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The Hiroshima Agenda: "Does the NSA have a working time machine?"

By Robert Clemons

Robert Clemons
Released: 2015-05-19
Kindle Edition (227 pages)

The Hiroshima Agenda: "Does the NSA have a working time machine?"
 
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This is an exciting time travel story that will leave you wondering about the nature of reality. It's a trip through parallel universes and time, exploring the modern view of the nature of the multiverse, questioning things that seem real and aren't, and discovering things that seem unreal but are the very fabric of reality.

Jason Delacroix has become aware of the truth of his life after 40 years of a fantasy. He believed he was living an everyday life as a normal human being. Just before he retires from the Air Force, he nearly dies of a strange malady. After he awakens from the week long coma brought on by profound sepsis, he remembers for the first time that his whole life has been a lie. He has served as an agent of the NSA in a Black Ops Unit ever since he was a 20 year old soldier in Vietnam. This novel tells his story as science fiction, but is it actually factual? Decide for yourself.

As you read Jason's story, you will learn two huge secrets previously known only by a small number of people in America's Intelligence community. The atomic bombs were not dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, and the Vietnam War was not fought to prevent Communist Aggression.

There was a threat hidden in Japan during WWII that threatened the very existence of humanity. The Japanese military machine had been given the opportunity from a mysterious agent to not only win the war, but to rule the world. A visitor from their future offered them the potential of changing history as only he knew it. He would provide them the technology of time travel.

Before the machines could be completed, America destroyed them and the time traveller--or so they thought-- by dropping atom bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. After the Intelligence community learned that the time traveller and his machines had survived and were hidden in Vietnam, a meticulous search was conducted in that country, beginning in 1957 and finally escalating into the horrible war in which so many "Baby Boomers" died.

The Vietnam War was one of the most horrendous examples of deceptive diversion in the history of this world. President Kennedy was killed when he tried to stop it from proceeding.

Japan: Japan Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Japan (Tokyo Travel, Kyoto Travel, Osaka Travel, Hiroshima, Budget Travel Japan)

By 101 Coolest Things

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Your Ultimate Guide to Japan Travel!



Forget those long and boring guidebooks! 101 Coolest Things to Do in Japan cuts out the nonsense and gives you all the essential information for traveling in Japan’s most iconic locations: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji, and more besides!
You’ll learn all of the most amazing things to see, eat, buy, and do from museums to restaurants, festivals to parties!

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We tell you the things that other Japan travel guides don’t. Here’s a snippet of what you’ll learn from the book. - the very best things to shove in your pie hole, from street food staples like octopus stuffed wheat balls to fancy Michelin restaurants in Hiroshima - the best shopping so that you can take a little piece of Japan back home with you, whether that’s in the form of an authentic robe or a piece of dine Japanese china - incredible festivals, whether you’re into traditional Japanese dancing or you want to check out a street jazz festival in Kobe - the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss from 6th century Sinto shrines to 14th century wooden castles - outstanding experiences in nature from climbing volcanoes to discovering underwater ruins on diving trips - and tonnes more coolness besides!

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Hiroshima Notes

By Kenzaburo Oe

Brand: Grove Press
Paperback (192 pages)

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Hiroshima Notes is a powerful statement on the Hiroshima bombing and its terrible legacy by the 1994 Nobel laureate for literature. Oe’s account of the lives of the many victims of Hiroshima and the valiant efforts of those who cared for them, both immediately after the atomic blast and in the years that follow, reveals the horrific extent of the devastation. It is a heartrending portrait of a ravaged city — the “human face” in the midst of nuclear destruction.

Hiroshima in the Morning

By Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

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In June 2001 Rahna Reiko Rizzuto went to Hiroshima in search of a deeper understanding of her war-torn heritage. She planned to spend six months there, interviewing the few remaining survivors of the atomic bomb. A mother of two young boys, she was encouraged to go by her husband, who quickly became disenchanted by her absence.
It is her first solo life adventure, immediately exhilarating for her, but her research starts off badly. Interviews with the hibakusha feel rehearsed, and the survivors reveal little beyond published accounts. Then the attacks on September 11 change everything. The survivors' carefully constructed memories are shattered, causing them to relive their agonizing experiences and to open up to Rizzuto in astonishing ways.
Separated from family and country while the world seems to fall apart, Rizzuto's marriage begins to crumble as she wrestles with her ambivalence about being a wife and mother. Woven into the story of her own awakening are the stories of Hiroshima in the survivors' own words. The parallel narratives explore the role of memory in our lives and show how memory is not history but a story we tell ourselves to explain who we are.
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto's highly acclaimed first novel, Why She Left Us, won an American Book Award in 2000. She is a faculty member in the MFA in creative writing program at Goddard College, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki (New Perspectives (Raintree))

By R. G. Grant

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Describes the causes and horrible effects of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Hiroshima Agenda: "The past isn't what it used to be; neither is the future!"

By Robert Clemons

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Paperback (289 pages)

The Hiroshima Agenda: "The past isn t what it used to be; neither is the future!"
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An unmanned, experimental time machine from the 22nd century becomes stranded in 1947. NSA has it, but after years of trying, can’t enter it. The discovery of the time machine sparks renewed enthusiasm in a related mystery from World War II. American Military Intelligence has had evidence since 1941, that a time traveler assisted the Japanese in a Top Secret project throughout the war years. This mysterious man had been trapped in the past since 1939. When he became aware of the stranded, unmanned prototype machine now in NSA hands, he began a two decade long search, that ultimately brought him into contact with Jason Delacroix, in 1969, a young ASA soldier with "special" gifts. This unlikely pair joins forces in Saigon, Vietnam, during the height of the war. They gain access to the machine. Jason learns a related secret, hidden by NSA since World War II, that may destroy the human race. Is this true, or fiction? Don't make up your mind until you've read, The Hiroshima Agenda. It may be that some of the social upheaval in our world today can be explained by this "novel." This exciting time travel story will leave you wondering about the nature of reality. It's a trip through parallel universes and time, exploring the modern view of the nature of the multiverse, questioning things that seem real and aren't, and discovering things that look unreal but are the very fabric of reality. As you read Jason's story, you will learn two huge secrets previously known only by a small number of people in America's Intelligence community. The atomic bombs were not dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end World War II, and the Vietnam War was not fought to prevent Communist Aggression. There was a more malevolent reason for both events. When you read the answers, you may believe in your gut that Jason is real, that time travel is happening today, right under our noses, and that this may be the reason our world has turned upside down since the 60's.

City Maps Hiroshima Japan

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City Maps Hiroshima Japan
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City Maps Hiroshima Japan is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.


 
 
 

 
 
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