Nuclear legacy of Hiroshima is a global issue, but the challenge is: How much of it is a trauma for everybody?

26 agosto 2014

Speaking in Hiroshima of the bombing of the city, Yoko Ono stood up for peace declaring that ‘No More Hiroshima’ is a global issue. In light of the continued legacy of the event, a new study  looks at how the Hiroshima story penetrated into the realm of Japanese public memory and investigates whether the trauma became a truly national one. Crucially, the research questions if the transformation from a circumscribed experience to a society-encompassing one was a natural experience or a constructed phenomenon instead.