Ban resolves to work for nuclear-free world

The bomb, dubbed “Little Boy”, was dropped on Hiroshima at 8.30am local time on 6 August 1945.


Sunao Tsuboi, 90, head of the Hiroshima Prefectural Confederation of Atomic Bomb Sufferers organizations, said that war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution lies at the core of Japan, calling on Abe to listen to the voices of people.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, at a regional diplomatic meeting in Malaysia, described the bombing as a “very, very powerful reminder” of the impact of war.

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki didn’t end the war immediately, on August 15th, Japan’s emperor surrendered unconditionally.

Some of the national attendants at this year’s anniversary included U.S Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and various representatives from all over the world including Britain, France and Russian Federation, reported CTV News.

It has been 70 years since the first atomic bomb was dropped at Hiroshima, taking lives of scores of people and went on to become one of the deadliest incidents in history. Instead, they have recommended a step-by-step approach, eventually leading to a ban on the possession and production of nuclear weapons.

For more than 10 years, the UN security council has anxious that Iran had been developing nuclear weapons, although a recent deal earlier this year saw the country agree to “significantly limit its sensitive nuclear activities”.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the world to continue down the path of disarmament.

While the date the war ended in the Pacific is fairly straightforward; when it began, depends on where you’re from. The bills, which have since been approved by lawmakers in the country’s lower house, would allow Japanese troops fight overseas for the first time since World War II to defend the interest of ally nations. Tens of thousands were injured and died later.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui called nuclear weapons “the absolute evil and ultimate inhumanity”.

TOKYO (AP) – A U.S. diplomat who attended this week’s 70th anniversary of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima said Friday that nuclear weapons should never be used again.

Kawasaki said he was about 2 miles away from the epicenter of the bomb, in the hospital seeking treatment for a ruptured appendix when he heard the blast of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.


Defence Minister Gen Nakatani sparked controversy on the eve of the ceremony when he admitted that the legislation would allow Japan “theoretically” to transport nuclear weapons for an ally, though he added that the country’s non-nuclear principles ruled that out.

Children offer prayers as after releasing paper lanterns to the Motoyasu River where tens of thousands of atomic bombing victims died with the backdrop of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima on Thursday