The view from under the mushroom cloud: The Chugoku Shimbun newspaper and the Hiroshima Peace Media Center

This article, illustrated with pictures taken by the newspaper's photographer, Yoshito Matushige, will give readers insight into the experience of the Chugoku Shimbun's staff on the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It features the stories of three staff members, photographer Yoshito Matsushige, journalist Haruo Oshita, and Yasuo Yamamoto, manager of the paper's stenography department. It also describes the Chugoku Shimbun's efforts to document the experience of Hiroshima's citizens, notably through the establishment of the Hiroshima Peace Media Center, and the newspaper's work towards a future without nuclear weapons.

About the author

Tomomitsu Miyazaki
Director of the Hiroshima Peace Media Center

Is the director of the Hiroshima Peace Media Center, a wing of the Chugoku Shimbun newspaper. The Peace Media Center website is dedicated to coverage of the atomic bombings, nuclear issues and peace issues in five languages.