Hiroshima Marks 70th Anniversary

The first nuclear weapon was used in warfare 70 years ago on August. 6, 1945, killing more than 66,000 people and destroying the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Hundreds of thousands were killed.


While some historians say that they prevented many more casualties in a planned land invasion, critics counter that the attacks were not necessary to end the war, arguing that Japan was already heading for imminent defeat.

My homage to all those who lost their lives in Hiroshima. This is a mission Japan, the sole country where atomic bombs were dropped, is obliged to assume. Emerging as part of the establishment of the park is a proposal to put some materials related to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on display within the park.

As of 2014, 192,719 survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings were still alive in Japan. Now 80 years old, Oe is the 1994 victor of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and is one of Japan’s most highly respected intellectuals and humanitarians.

“Seventy years on I want to reemphasize the necessity of world peace”, Abe said in his speech, according to a BBC report, adding that the bomb had not only killed thousands of people in Hiroshima but also caused unspeakable suffering to survivors. But in a similar vein, the world’s nuclear powers should use the commemoration of the atomic bombings for a policy shift. If the bomb, dropped from the U.S. bomber “Enola Gay“, had been dropped on Las Vegas, nearly the entire area would have felt the effects.

If their lessons are heeded, the images of the bombings will have had a positive impact.

He stated the world until bristles with greater than 15,000 nuclear weapons. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has collected their stories and drawings, along with artifacts from the bombing, like the famous burned tricycle once owned by a 3-year-old boy named Shinichi, the subject of the children’s book Shin’s Tricycle. She died on October. 25, 1955. “I hope viewers of this sketch shall treasure the value of peace”. “Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be forever engraved in the world’s memory”.

The hawkish Prime Minister Abe is attempting to restart the country’s nuclear reactors that were shut down following the Fukushima quake and tsunami disaster in 2011. “And if the bomb is dropped, the damage will reach indiscriminately beyond borders”.

“In this 70th year since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we are reminded of the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons use”.

“We young people shall make true reflection on the war and prevent the tragedies of war from happening again”, said Kuramitsu.

Dear’s words echo those of one of the bomb’s architects, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Fraught topic in U.S. The first atomic detonation happened on July 16, 1945 in the New Mexico desert, at a test site called Trinity.

We cannot properly address the issue of nuclear disarmament without knowing the exact scope of the weapons, both deployed and stockpiled.


“This is our cry”. The monument is adorned with thousands of paper cranes.

Hiroshima residents mark 70th anni. of atomic bombing, calling for 'true peace'