Today, August 9th, is the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, an historic port city on the west coast of Kyushu in southern Japan.
A solemn prayer is held at 11.02am, the exact time of the bombing and the mayor of Nagasaki will repeat his annual pleas for a nuclear-free Japan.
Three days earlier on August 6th, Hiroshima, became the first city in the world to be attacked by a nuclear weapon when a bomb was dropped on the city by the US Air Force at 8.16am.
The Nagasaki bomb ended the Pacific War, which had begun with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941.
August 9th will be marked by solemn memorial services in Nagasaki, including an annual address by the Mayor of Nagasaki, Tomihisa Taue (田上 富久), as he delivers a Peace Declaration to the World.