Poignant images captured in the aftermath of the Nagasaki bombing are to be sold at auction in New York this week.
The collection of 24 newly discovered photographs taken by Japanese military photographer Yosuke Yamahata depicts the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb at the end of the Second World War.
Yamahata was on an assignment near Nagasaki when the bomb dropped on 9 August 1945. Upon hearing the news he took a train to the city along with the writer Jun Higashi and the painter Eiji Yamada, arriving at 3am the following day.
Given the rising tensions in the China sea and that region, I hope the powers involved learn to reduce the risk of war. Find a solution to share resources and accommodate trade and economies.