An honour to welcome former Prime Ministers of #Japan & #Estonia Aso Taro & Andrus @Ansip_EU to this year’s Ketagalan Forum, where I reiterated #Taiwan’s commitment to regional security, fostering democratic resilience & remaining an indispensable partner in critical industries. pic.twitter.com/ThbF1pr57p
— 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) August 8, 2023
This year’s Ketagalan Forum’s a wrap! Minister Wu & topflight speakers, including @iingwen, former #Japan🇯🇵 PM Taro Aso & former #Estonia🇪🇪 PM @Ansip_EU, underscored #Taiwan’s🇹🇼 significance & the unity of democracies in ensuring #IndoPacific security.
— 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) 🇹🇼 (@MOFA_Taiwan) August 9, 2023
Minister Wu was pleased to maintain the momentum of the Ketagalan Forum by discussing #Taiwan🇹🇼 & #Japan’s🇯🇵 joint efforts to keep #IndoPacific free & open with Taro Aso, @SuzukiKeisukeMP & @Kenji_Nakanishi. We cherish the deep bond built upon shared history, values & visions. pic.twitter.com/v2Ct4ey1Yi
— 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) 🇹🇼 (@MOFA_Taiwan) August 9, 2023
We welcome #Japan’s🇯🇵 former PM Taro Aso & accompanying MPs @SuzukiKeisukeMP & @Kenji_Nakanishi to #Taiwan🇹🇼. Great to have the 3 astute politicians at the Ketagalan Forum—2023 #IndoPacific Security Dialogue. All the best to our friends for tomorrow’s event & their 3-day visit! pic.twitter.com/hFrWRX40Ux
— 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) 🇹🇼 (@MOFA_Taiwan) August 7, 2023
Minister Wu was happy to meet with the visiting #Japan🇯🇵 delegation including 8 @osaka_ishin parliamentarians headed by party leader @baba_ishin. #Taiwan🇹🇼 treasures our ties & eagerly looks forward to working with our friends in the Diet for a bright future for both countries. pic.twitter.com/zCietNUrwi
— 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) 🇹🇼 (@MOFA_Taiwan) August 1, 2023
This year’s Ketagalan Forum’s a wrap!
Minister Wu & topflight speakers, including @iingwen, former #Japan🇯🇵 PM Taro Aso & former #Estonia PM 🇪🇪@Ansip_EU, , underscored #Taiwan’s🇹🇼 significance & the unity of democracies in ensuring #IndoPacific security.
— Taiwan in the UK (@Taiwan_in_UK) August 9, 2023
Former Japan PM Aso Taro, the most senior political official from his country to come to Taiwan in 50 years, touted closer relations between the two sides on the 2nd day of his visit. pic.twitter.com/4vpGZbA151
— TaiwanPlus (@taiwanplusnews) August 9, 2023
— Radio Taiwan International (@RadioTaiwan_Eng) August 8, 2023
— Taiwan Today (@Taiwan_Today) August 7, 2023
— Taiwan Today (@Taiwan_Today) August 9, 2023
Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu (front, right) greets Taro Aso (front, left), former prime minister of #Japan🇯🇵, at a luncheon Aug. 9 at the historic #Taipei Guest House. (@MOFA_Taiwan) pic.twitter.com/LvRuc5XYHI
— Taiwan Today (@Taiwan_Today) August 10, 2023
— Focus Taiwan (CNA English News) (@Focus_Taiwan) August 8, 2023
China has made serious demarches to Japan and strongly condemns that certain Japanese politician visited China's #Taiwan region and made irresponsible remarks that sought to hype up cross-Strait tensions, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Wednesday.https://t.co/sBN8YnCulg
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) August 9, 2023
China on Wednesday condemned former Japanese prime minister Taro Aso's visit to Taiwan, urging Tokyo to refrain from interfering in China's internal affairs or lending support to the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces in any form. https://t.co/j00lgvRlJm
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) August 10, 2023
In disregard of China's firm opposition, some Japanese politicians insisted on visiting the Taiwan region & made outrageous remarks, provoking confrontation and grossly interfering in China's internal affairs, which seriously violated the one-China principle, said Chinese FM… pic.twitter.com/U5WBjx9jlx
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) August 9, 2023
China has made serious demarches to Japan and strongly condemns that certain Japanese politician visited China's Taiwan region and made irresponsible remarks that sought to hype up cross-Strait tensions: FM spokesperson https://t.co/N11eaZ7wyX pic.twitter.com/3v8j86YCcQ
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) August 9, 2023
China has made serious demarches to Japan and strongly condemns that certain Japanese politician visited China's #Taiwan region and made irresponsible remarks that sought to hype up cross-Straits tensions, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Aug 9. https://t.co/OmXZI5C3TN pic.twitter.com/1OA0hE1SbE
— Beijing Review (@BeijingReview) August 10, 2023
ALERT – World must ‘wake up’ to Taiwan security threats: Japan ex-PM https://t.co/ascsQDVibY
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 8, 2023
Beijing is very unhappy with former Japanese PM Aso Taro about Taiwan, issuing two (!) statements today condemning his statement that Japan, the US and Taiwan must show Beijing their “resolve to fight” to deter any possible invasion https://t.co/2w8PIKg1tT
— James Mayger (@JDMayger) August 9, 2023
Taro Aso's statement in Taiwan causes ripples of disquiet in China.https://t.co/IUUhxKmBbM
— John Hemmings (@JohnHemmings2) August 9, 2023
Closer unofficial ties? Taiwanese coastguard ship docks in Japan. Taiwan has established a mutual boarding and inspection mechanism with Japan, the United States, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, France and Australia. https://t.co/wGo0GMQQHO via @scmpnews
— Bonnie Glaser / 葛來儀 🇺🇦 (@BonnieGlaser) August 9, 2023
In Taiwan, Aso says Japan must show 'will to fight' to deter China https://t.co/apQqO4wM9t Former prime minister meets with presidential front-runner William Lai.
— 9DASHLINE (@9DashLine) August 9, 2023
Japan & its allies need to convey the "will to fight" to deter China from changing the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, former Japanese PM Taro Aso said in Taipei on Tuesday.https://t.co/qyAqYzONyJ pic.twitter.com/54OMQPBlBn
— Indo-Pacific News – Geo-Politics & Defense News (@IndoPac_Info) August 9, 2023
Japan ex-PM Taro Aso to go to Taiwan, speak on security at forum.https://t.co/a5WExwuR8F
— Nikkei Asia (@NikkeiAsia) August 4, 2023
Japan policymaker Taro Aso on Tuesday shared concerns with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President Lai Ching-te over a possible contingency involving Taiwan, while stressing the importance of solidarity between Tokyo and Taipei. https://t.co/BG1XbJuY3r
— The Japan News (@The_Japan_News) August 10, 2023
Former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s remark on Tuesday that his country must show “the resolve to fight” to defend Taiwan from attack was in line with Tokyo’s official stance, a lawmaker close to Aso told a TV show late on Wednesday. https://t.co/eJordaoXV8 pic.twitter.com/psmBnVvoDb
— The Japan News (@The_Japan_News) August 10, 2023
World must 'wake up' to Taiwan security threats: Japan ex-PM: Former Japanese prime minister Taro Aso warned a Taipei security forum Tuesday that the international community must "wake up" to the worsening situation surrounding the… #japannews #japantoday https://t.co/3MLsf0o8ve
— Japan Today News (@JapanToday) August 8, 2023
— Taiwan Today (@Taiwan_Today) August 2, 2023
A new memorial in southern Taiwan has been unveiled to remember the 1,000s of Taiwanese youths who volunteered to help the Japanese war effort during World War II. pic.twitter.com/sw8UOu7LhW
— TaiwanPlus (@taiwanplusnews) August 8, 2023
Ten Chinese air force planes entered Taiwan's air defense zone on Wednesday, accompanying five Chinese warships engaged in "combat readiness" patrols. https://t.co/7YVUHMdDPV
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) August 9, 2023
“Any use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable.”
— United Nations (@UN) August 9, 2023
"I thought the world had come to an end."
Today is Nagasaki day, the anniversary of the day the USA dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, in 1945. The bomb killed 74,000 people.
Listen to archive recordings of eye-witneses.
— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) August 9, 2023
On Aug. 9, the date of the atomic bombing, #Nagasaki contemporary art group RING ART holds an “Origami Crane Performance” at the torch in #NagasakiPeacePark. They invite passers-by to fold #origami cranes to help spread the wish for peace 🕊️. https://t.co/80hSRSb8ei#GlobalGoals pic.twitter.com/N8bTurA0IH
— japan (@japan) August 9, 2023
Ambassador ISHIKANE and our Mission voice our support for #CranesForOurFuture.
— Japanese Mission UN (@JapanMissionUN) August 6, 2023
"At the moment I sat down on my work stool, a powerful flash of light came through the small windows. We were blinded for about 30 seconds."
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) August 9, 2023
As Japan Marks Atomic Bomb Anniversaries, Postwar Military Taboos Break Amid Threats From China, North Korea https://t.co/S9NxpwknYy
— Voice of America (@VOANews) August 8, 2023
Nagasaki, the last city to be hit by an atomic bomb, has marked the 78th anniversary of the deadly attack.
The memorial ceremony had to be reduced due to fears of a powerful storm.
— DW News (@dwnews) August 9, 2023
Nagasaki marked the 78th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city Wednesday with the mayor urging world powers to abolish nuclear weapons, saying nuclear deterrence also increases risks of nuclear war.https://t.co/KxTk5z1rL3
— euronews (@euronews) August 9, 2023
78 years after the atomic bombing of #Nagasaki, the threat of nuclear testing and the weapons it creates still looms large. The #CTBTO remains committed to nuclear non-proliferation & disarmament, striving to end nuclear weapons tests everywhere, by everyone, for all time. pic.twitter.com/XKnRTdm1h7
— CTBTO (@CTBTO) August 9, 2023
Delhi | Parliament will pay tribute to the victims of Hiroshima & Nagasaki on the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombings there.
A Japanese delegation, led by Japanese Ambassador to India Hiroshi Suzuki, arrives in Parliament. pic.twitter.com/trznEjqcZw
— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2023
— メキシコ大使館 🇲🇽 (@EmbamexJP) August 9, 2023
Nagasaki marks 78th anniversary of atomic bombing with mayor urging world to abolish nuclear weapons https://t.co/ubnebVUlDv
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) August 9, 2023
World powers were urged to abolish nuclear weapons as Nagasaki marked the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city. Russia's nuclear threat accelerated dependence on such weapons, increasing the risk of nuclear war, the mayor said. https://t.co/5G2CQMGZs1
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 9, 2023
Just three days after the devastation at Hiroshima, a second atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki by the United States on #ThisDayInHistory in 1945. This would result in Japan’s unconditional surrender. https://t.co/H7kOZ8rzKj
— HISTORY (@HISTORY) August 9, 2023
Every August, people around the world fold paper cranes to honor the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ambassador Emanuel joins in remembering and paying homage to the tragedies of the past and calling for a future that is free of the threat of nuclear weapons. Together,… pic.twitter.com/eC968nD0fm
— アメリカ大使館 (@usembassytokyo) August 4, 2023
Today Mission Japan turns to thoughts of hope, healing, and harmony as we honor the 78th anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing with a collective moment of silence. It’s essential that we all pay homage to the tragedies of the past to ensure a peaceful future. pic.twitter.com/GhlxN0jXs5
— ラーム・エマニュエル駐日米国大使 (@USAmbJapan) August 9, 2023
Have they forgotten who was responsible for Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
— The Sirius Report (@thesiriusreport) August 7, 2023
Decades Later, the US Government Called Hiroshima and Nagasaki ‘Nuclear Tests’
by Norman Solomon@normansolomon @GregMitch #Hiroshima #HiroshimaDay #Hiroshima_Atomic_Bomb_Day #hiroshima78 #Nagasaki #Nuclearweapons https://t.co/mVbxkby83v pic.twitter.com/V6OX8g7Qqk
— Antiwar.com (@Antiwarcom) August 6, 2023
We must never forget the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
— Peace & Justice Project (@corbyn_project) August 9, 2023
To ensure the history of the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki are not forgotten, Hiroshima's successors or Hosomitsu, are storytellers who are committed to sharing the living history by passing on the stories of the survivors. Learn more: https://t.co/tZRIcY8sh4
— Fred T. Korematsu Institute (@korematsu) August 7, 2023
On the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, we remember all the victims, and the vital importance of nuclear disarmament. Very moving to visit Nagasaki and the Peace Park last February. #neveragain #disarmament 🕊 pic.twitter.com/RsT5suGzYo
— Ambassador of Ireland to Japan (@IEAmbJapan) August 9, 2023
Today we commemorate #Nagasaki and pay our respect to the victims. As we see nuclear threats resurfacing, Belgium 🇧🇪 remains resolutely committed to peace and a world free of nuclear weapons. We will continue to work with Japan 🇯🇵 to that end. #CranesForOurFuture @JapanGov pic.twitter.com/AB1XHMOno9
— Belgium in Japan 駐日ベルギー大使館 (@BelgiumEmbJapan) August 9, 2023
Nagasaki: Japan marks 78th anniversary of U.S. nuclear attack https://t.co/zXuPnsek6e
— Peoples Gazette (@GazetteNGR) August 9, 2023
This week marks 78 years since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the southern Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two attacks led to the end of World War II. pic.twitter.com/3KNIMTIueR
— TaiwanPlus (@taiwanplusnews) August 7, 2023
An unfortunate case of “Do as I say, not as I do.” @POTUS, @SecDef, @SecGranholm, @SecBlinken, and @JakeSullivan46 can and should do better. With the upcoming 78th anniversaries of the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the #NPTPrepCom underway, there’s no time like now. https://t.co/kdK7h0KsAf
— Stephen Schwartz (@AtomicAnalyst) August 2, 2023
On this day in 1945, the Soviet Union declares war on Japan. Moscow's announcement coincides with the bombing of Nagasaki. pic.twitter.com/k2qWacJNfo
— Military History Now (@MilHistNow) August 9, 2023
— HISTORY (@HISTORY) August 6, 2023
Today is for solemn remembrance and prayers for peace as we honor the 78th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. I'm more inspired than ever to strengthen our alliance with Japan and realize our shared vision and united pursuit of peace and prosperity. pic.twitter.com/3H5mq6FQl7
— ラーム・エマニュエル駐日米国大使 (@USAmbJapan) August 5, 2023
#OTD in 1945 (19:15 ET), the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Among the 140,000 Japanese killed were several American PoWs including Navy Airman Normand Brissette. He survived the blast but died 2 weeks later. Details of his fate were classified until the 1970s. pic.twitter.com/Et5QgiXM12
— U.S. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) August 5, 2023
Homage to all those who lost their lives in Hiroshima. The bombings remind us of the horrors of war & their lasting effect on humanity. Prayers for lasting world peace. #HiroshimaDay pic.twitter.com/i3vc48uKJm
— Achyuta Samanta (@achyuta_samanta) August 6, 2023
‘language fails in the light of the bomb’s flash. No words can describe the horror and suffering of the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But what we can say, with all our hearts, and all our souls, is no more’ pic.twitter.com/LTGdudz1go
— Julia Longbottom (@JuliaLongbottom) August 6, 2023
What day did the bomb get dropped on Hiroshima?
– Aug 6th, 1945
What was the name of A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima?
– Little Boy
Which was the explosive element used in little boy?
— GK for UPSC & TSPSC (@BORN4WIN) August 6, 2023
Honoured to lay flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial Ceremony to commemorate the victims of the atomic bombing. pic.twitter.com/VoanpsOqom
— Ambassador of Ireland to Japan (@IEAmbJapan) August 5, 2023
On August 6, 1945, the United States attacked the Japanese city of #Hiroshima with the "Little Boy" atomic bomb, the equivalent of which was 13,000 tons of TNT.
The explosion destroyed over 70% of the city. pic.twitter.com/dtgJPfBlt4
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) August 6, 2023
Japan marks 78th anniversary of US atomic bombing on Hiroshima pic.twitter.com/oXUHKddx30
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) August 6, 2023
As the number of atomic bomb survivors declines in Japan, their "successors" are taking over to continue telling the world about the horrors of nuclear weapons. pic.twitter.com/Dd02xdUu2i
— DW Asia (@dw_hotspotasia) August 6, 2023
Hiroshima officials criticized growing support for nuclear weapons as a deterrent resulting from uneasiness over Russia's war in Ukraine and tensions in the Koreas, commenting as the city remembered the atomic bombing of 78 years ago. https://t.co/lDTpRg4L9Y
— ABC News (@ABC) August 6, 2023
Japan’s PM deplores ‘Russia’s nuclear threat’ on 78th anniversary of Hiroshimahttps://t.co/yf8btMfzz6
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 6, 2023
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 6, 2023
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 6, 2023
Japan is marking 78 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki pic.twitter.com/PofW1PX1Ib
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 5, 2023
It’s been 78yrs since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, which left the cities in ruin and led to the loss of countless lives.
Now more than ever, we must remember the devastating impact of nuclear weapon use & ensure it will never happen again. pic.twitter.com/VmQuCO86eY
— ODA (@UN_Disarmament) August 5, 2023
Never forget the victims, never forget History.
— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳 (@UNESCO) August 6, 2023
On Hiroshima Day, we remember the thousands of people who were killed in this crime against humanity.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 6, 2023
August 6 marks 78 years since the US Army dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in World War II.
Dubbed "Little Boy," it was the culmination of the work of the Manhattan Project, led by J. Robert Oppenheimer.
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) August 6, 2023
78 years ago, #Hiroshima and #Nagasaki suffered atomic bombings, causing immense loss of civilian lives.
At @KAS_Japan, we offer our heartfelt condolences to all victims and remember this day as a global call for understanding, cooperation, and #peace among nations. pic.twitter.com/5md7rrDUtw
— Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Japan (@KAS_Japan) August 6, 2023
Remembering the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima is painful. The best way to honor history is not to repeat it.
The US could underscore the horrific nature of nuclear threats & make clear such use is inadmissible.
–Prof Tara Sonenshine @FletcherSchoolhttps://t.co/CrjdB5YYrn
— Military Times (@MilitaryTimes) August 4, 2023
Barefoot Gen (1983) is an anime based on Keiji Nakazawa's manga, offering a heartbreaking child point of view on one of the biggest tragedies of the XX century. The author was 6 and he was there when Hiroshima was bombed, 78 years ago #Today pic.twitter.com/hGv8j3qlcL
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) August 6, 2023
"Oppenheimer" has generated backlash in Japan, for what critics argue is its failure to fully grapple with the destructive reality of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and its celebration of the “father of the atomic bomb.”https://t.co/K0SDV0S0SA
— Axios (@axios) August 5, 2023
The US nuked Nagasaki 78 years ago today. "Oppenheimer" barely mentions it. https://t.co/kwYipL4wT1
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 9, 2023
#Oppenheimer is a "movie where the Japanese people are relegated to basically a historical footnote. As a reflection of Oppenheimer’s mind, the film cannot help but be morally half-formed,” says Paul Ham, the author of “Hiroshima Nagasaki.” https://t.co/61UTcB4Oht
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 4, 2023
The Japan opening of ‘Barbie’ was dealt additional setbacks after a voice actor spoke out against a controversial grassroots marketing movement for the hit film and the US ambassador caught flak for promoting the film online https://t.co/7sfUWZdZCC pic.twitter.com/FZvo4Lbfus
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 3, 2023
Most Japanese visitors to Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park said they had not heard about Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer'. When asked, some expressed reservations about how those impacted by the bombings might feel about it https://t.co/uXK7bPweEe pic.twitter.com/kDqVScw88a
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 31, 2023
Atomic Bomb survivor, Hiroshima, 1947. pic.twitter.com/6QU7PvftvQ
— World Of History (@UmarBzv) August 2, 2023
As we mark the 78th anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima & Nagasaki by nuclear bombs, I was heartened to see the Oppenheimer film resonate so widely.
A reminder of the dawning of our nuclear nightmare and our goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.https://t.co/RW3vtC7I7r
— Melissa Fleming 🇺🇳 (@MelissaFleming) August 7, 2023
#OTD in 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians were killed as a result. Japan formally surrendered in September 1945, ending World War II. 📷: NARA
— US Holocaust Museum (@HolocaustMuseum) August 6, 2023
DYK: #Oppenheimer has not been released in #Japan 🇯🇵 & no release date has yet been determined. Controversy over “#Barbenheimer” memes insensitive to the #atomicbombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki have led to a Warner Bros. apology & hashtag #NoBarbenheimer https://t.co/a02GUoFcnj
— 🚶🏻Curtis S. Chin (@CurtisSChin) August 3, 2023
Yosegaki hinomaru, or good luck flags, were signed by loved ones of Japanese service members leaving for war.
This flag belonged to a Japanese soldier killed in World War II. A Texas museum displayed it for years. Now it's going back to the man's family. pic.twitter.com/QEXtIw19sp
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 30, 2023
#BREAKING Deep-sea explorers say they have located the wreck of World War II Japanese transport ship Montevideo Maru, which was torpedoed by a US submarine off the Philippines killing nearly 1,000 Australian prisoners of war. pic.twitter.com/vDYjHTV0p8
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) April 22, 2023
War criminals like playing the victims & peace lovers. They've never mentioned China's casualties caused by Japan: 20 million Chinese were killed, China suffered over 35 million casualties, accounting for one third of total casualties of all countries involved in WW2‼️ pic.twitter.com/1EBKpowCOA
— Nina DN ❤️🇨🇳 (@ninadn21) August 6, 2023