Yomiuri Shimbun U.S. Decision to Use Nuclear Weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Mr. Kawakami earned his B.A. and M.A. in psychology from the University of Kyoto. He is a Staff Writer for The Yomiuri Shimbun. He has been posted in Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Nagoya, where he published articles on criminal trials, tax evasion, local government, and other issues. In Hiroshima, he also wrote feature articles about hibakusha, the atomic-bomb survivors. In 2015, he published an e-book about the Japanese soldiers and civilians taken to labor camps and forced to work in Siberia after World War II. At Harvard, he will investigate President Truman's decision-making process that led to using nuclear weapons against Japan.