Here is Joi Ito’s very good — and surprising — NY Times op-ed on the anniversary nuclear bombs over Japan; I say surprising because Joi says:
…the bombings don’t really matter to me or, for that matter, to most Japanese of my generation. My peers and I have little hatred or blame in our hearts for the Americans; the horrors of that war and its nuclear evils feel distant, even foreign. Instead, the bombs are simply the flashpoint marking the discontinuity that characterized the cultural world we grew up in.
And here is Joi writing about writing the op-ed with a little help from his friends.