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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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Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas

By Matthew Baxter

Super Cheap Japan
Released: 2017-09-22
Kindle Edition (181 pages)

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas
 
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Super Cheap Japan is the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit. Unlike other guides, this book shows you exactly how, where and when you can save money. Go shopping for $4 clothes in Tokyo, enjoy inexpensive hikes in Nikko, or visit Kyoto’s beautiful shrines and gardens on the cheap; all with this super helpful guide.

Inside the Super Cheap Japan guide book:

  • Budget food - eat for only a few dollars with comprehensive listings of low-cost restaurants, takeouts, supermarkets and more
  • Budget shopping - 100 yen ($1) shops, free sample hotspots, tax-free shopping, discount passes and coupons
  • Color maps for budget travelers, making it super easy to get around
  • Highlights and itineraries based on discount train or bus passes, so you can keep your wallet happy while still having an amazing holiday
  • Train and bus passes - local, regional and national passes, and info on how to use them for additional savings at tourist hotspots
  • Hidden treasures - walking and cycling routes to cut down on train fares, cheap side trips and free alternatives to crowded, overpriced spots
  • Essential help for budget travelers - expert travel tips, free tours, simple to understand directions, translations for places that don’t have English support
  • Cheap accommodation - the best and cheapest capsule hotels, net cafes, overnight spas, hostels, campsites and more
  • Guides to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Mt Fuji, Miyajima, Himeji Castle, Kobe, Yokohama, Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone, Kansai, Kanto, as well as great off-the-beaten-track places nearby

This book is perfect for backpackers, budget travelers, families on a tight budget, students and those who are new to Japan. Get the most out of this amazing country, without burning a hole in your wallet!

The Hiroshima Agenda

By Robert Clemons

Robert Clemons
Released: 2015-05-19
Kindle Edition (316 pages)

The Hiroshima Agenda
 
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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.

Lonely Planet Discover Japan (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Ray Bartlett, Craig McLachlan, Simon Richmond & Benedict Walker

Lonely Planet
Paperback (324 pages)

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Lonely Planet's Discover Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See traditional geisha in Kyoto, hike up Mt Fuji, or shop around the clock in Tokyo; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Japan and begin your journey now!

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  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
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  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, onsen, ryokan, customs, etiquette
  • Covers Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Japan Alps, Fuji Five Lakes, Mt Fuji, Hiroshima, Osaka, Naoshima, Hokkaido, Kagoshima, Okinawa, Kii Peninsula and more

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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 and Nagasaki: An Illustrated History Anthology and Guide

By Magnus Bartlett

Odyssey Books & Maps
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As the 70th anniversary of their destruction approaches, Odyssey tells the story of these uniquely twinned cities using literary extracts from Socrates, Murasaki Shikibu, St Francis Xavier, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Commodore Perry, Vincent Van Gogh, Giacomo Pucci

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

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Travel Like a Local - Map of Hiroshima: The Most Essential Hiroshima (Japan) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

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

By Robert Clemons

Independently published
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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.


 
 
 

 
 
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