Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Japan's first nuclear "incidents" were the war crimes committed by the United States at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Godzilla movies appeared to assist, culturally, in coping with the horror.
What has happened, and is still happening in Fukushima, differs a great deal from that earlier blow in many ways, of course. It is nominally self-inflicted (they made the deal with the GE devil,) the composition and scale of the fallout is markedly different, and its ultimate dispersion is more of a world issue. Oh, and entire cities haven't been wiped out, at least in not quite the same way.