If you think that this year people pay more attention to the anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima in 1945 because of the Fukushima accident and ongoing radiation contamination, you really have to look for the news.
Yomiuri Online headlines on August 6, 2012, from the top:
LDP to submit "reprimand of the prime minister" on August 7
Successor to Shuttle to be outsourced to 3 private companies, says NASA
Table Tennis women's team advance to final, guaranteed medal
Koji Murobushi won Bronze in Hammer Throw (the rest is all Olympics)
Asahi online headlines:
Murobushi won Bronze in Hammer Throw
Hiding radiation exposure has been done for long time
Men's 100-meter dash won by Bolt
Japan's men's fencing team won silver in team foil
(In the Social News section) Namie-machi mayor to attend the ceremony in Hiroshima
Mainichi online headlines:
Shooting in the US midwest at a Sikh temple, 6 dead 3 seriously injured
Typhoon No.11 causing heavy rain in Okinawa
Hiroshima Peace Ceremony, from Fukushima to Hiroshima
On Twitter, of people I follow (not many, I admit), only one person tweeted "silent prayers for the atomic bomb victims" (he is a nuclear researcher).
Japanese athletes are doing extremely well, I think, in London Olympics. Of the Olympic news not mentioned above,
Men's medley relay in swimming: Silver
Men's boxing (bantam class): advanced to semi-final
Women's soccer: advanced to semi-final
Men's soccer: advanced to semi-final
The fantastic rumor about the opening ceremony is still going strong by the way. There is a tangential twist to the story, as people express outrage against Governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara who reportedly said "Westerners do judo like wild animals", calling it "reishizumu" (that's racism in Japanese-English or English-Japanese) against white people.
I would think there are westerners who are proud that their judo style is like wild animals.