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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima Anniversary 2014


The atomic dome in HiroshimaToday, August 6th is the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and three years on from Japan's latest, on-going nuclear disaster in Fukushima on March 11, 2011, which still remains to be resolved.

Indeed, the present LDP government plans to gradually reopen Japan's nuclear reactors which were shut down in the wake of the 2011 disaster.

The government has also re-interpreted Japan's post war constitution to allow Japan's military greater wiggle-room to take part in conflict.

Ceremonies will 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 this year.

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