» 07/30/2010, 00.00
For the first time a US official to attend Hiroshima commemoration
The Aug. 6 ceremony marks the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing that killed 140 thousand people. John Ross, U.S. ambassador to Japan, representatives of France and the UK will be present for the first time. Historic first participation for the UN secretary general. Memorial erected in Potsdam of the atomic bombings.
The mayor of Hiroshima for a nuclear-free world by 2020
A moving ceremony in the city destroyed in 1945 by the atomic bomb, that caused 140 thousand deaths. Praise for Barack Obama’s desire for a world free from weapons of mass destruction.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: a world more willing to do without nuclear arms
The presence of American, British and French at the ceremony in Hiroshima shows a commitment to reducing nuclear weapons. Japan, governed by social democrats, also seems more determined "not to manufacture, possess, or introduce nuclear weapons”. The survivors of the radiation, the hibakusha are "prophets of nuclear disarmament." The commitment of Ban Ki-moon and fears of North Korea.
70 Years after atomic bomb and end of war, Hiroshima calls for ban on nuclear weapons
In front of about 40 thousand people, gathered in the Peace Memorial Park, the mayor and the Japanese Prime Minister call for the abolition of such "absolute evil and inhuman" weapons. 15 thousand warheads currently on the planet. Thousands of lanterns are lit along the Motoyasu River to symbolize the souls of those who died in 1945.
Minister quits after “justifying” Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs
Fumio Kyuma, who held the Defence portfolio, maintained that the two atomic bombs had served to prevent a Soviet invasion that would have led to the break-up of Japan. Prime Minister Abe sought in vain to defend his statements.
Hiroshima, 62 years ago the atomic bomb
The Japanese city commemorates the victims of the US bomb; the mayor “against” Washington which has failed to stop proliferation. Following his recent electoral defeat Premier Abe meets survivors and promises greater health assistance. In three days time the anniversary of Nagasaki.
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