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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima Anniversary 2015


This year's anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima has special significance for a number of reasons.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

It is the 70th anniversary of those tragic events that took place on August 6, 1945. Solemn ceremonies will take place today in Hiroshima Peace Park as usual and throughout Japan to remember the approximately 140,000 victims of Japan's first but not only nuclear disaster.

The bombing of Nagasaki by the US Air Force was to follow just 3 days later and then again in Fukushima in 2011, another nuclear disaster was to occur. This one caused by a natural disaster aided by human error and incompetence.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

The current LDP government lead by revisionist hawk Shinzo Abe has recently pushed through parliament unpopular legislation that could see Japanese troops sent into combat overseas for the first time since 1945.

The move follows a rise in tension between Japan and China in the South China Sea as China seeks to increase its influence in an area where it has a number of competing territorial claims with its neighbors.

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