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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Hiroshima Atom Bomb Anniversary 2013


The atomic dome in HiroshimaToday, August 6th is the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and two years on from Japan's latest, on-going nuclear disaster in Fukushima on March 11, 2011.

Ceremonies take place 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 attack on Nagasaki occurred three days later on 9th August, 1945. Around 50,000 people are expected to attend the event in Hiroshima. Former US Ambassador John Roos was the first US Ambassador to attend the event in 2010.

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