I LOVE JAPAN ❤ 日本の今を伝えたい! 広島69年目の原爆の日 69th Anniversary of the A-Bombing of Hiroshima


This year, August 6th is the day when Japan commemorates the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In the drizzling hot summer morning, about 45,000 participants observed a moment of silence at 8:15, the exact time the bomb was dropped on August 6th, 1945, at the annual ceremony in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park near ground zero, which destroyed 140,000 people’s lives in an instant. The number of surviving victims, known in Japan as hibakusha, was more than 190,000 this year. Their average age is 79, and many of the attendees at the ceremony were their younger relatives and descendants.


In his peace declaration, Mayor Matsui called the atomic bomb an “absolute evil” that deprived many citizens of their lives and plunged the survivors’ lives into  inhumane turmoil, calling for the abolition of  nuclear weapons and the realization of the world peace.


Attendees this year included Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, and representatives from 67 other countries, including Britain, France, and Russia.


Mayor Matsui

(Source: Yomiuri Newspaper)


(Source: TBS News)


(Source: Nikkei Newspaper)

Hiroshima2(source: Nikkei Newspaper)


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