N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals

Dr Arun Mitra, senior vice-president IDPD, said tiny atomic bombs (as per the standards of the present day nuclear weapons) killed around 1,40,000 people in Hiroshima and almost 70,000 in Nagasaki and roughly a half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day.

On Sunday, Japan marked 72 years since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, destroying a portion of the city and its inhabitants, and heralding the end of World War II.

A peace memorial ceremony, to pray for the victims of the atomic bombs, the abolition of nuclear weapons and lasting world peace, is held each year in Hiroshima and mirrored in Bradford.

Otherwise, the day passed off peacefully without the usual controversy of political leaders visiting the Yasukuni shrine where World War II military leaders of Japan are enshrined.

"This hell is not a thing of the past", Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said at the ceremony.

The Hiroshima Peace Event will take place at Eyre Square at 1pm tomorrow.

"For us to truly pursue a world without nuclear weapons, we need participation from both nuclear-weapon and non-nuclear-weapon states", Abe said in his speech.

On a positive note, he highlighted a major development in 2017, in particular the adoption last month of the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons by UN Member States. It was attended by representatives of over 80 countries.

They have reminded the world of the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, he said, expressing United Nations support for a global effort towards a world free of nuclear weapons.

Aerial photographs from 1945 from the US Strategic Bombing Survey show the city of Nagasaki before and after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city August 9 1945.

In his message to Hiroshima, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the presence of some 15,000 nuclear weapons, along with "dangerous rhetoric regarding their use", has exacerbated the threat they pose.

Sunday evening in Watertown, activists will float candles and call for a nuclear-free world.

Former US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at a memorial site for the victims of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima, in the Japanese city, May 27, 2016.


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