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Japan marks 77th anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima



TOKYO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) — Japan marked the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of its western metropolis of Hiroshima on Saturday.

At a memorial ceremony held on the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui cautioned within the Peace Declaration that dependence on nuclear deterrence is gaining momentum on the planet.

“We must immediately render all nuclear buttons meaningless,” he mentioned.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attended the ceremony, warning {that a} new arms race is accelerating.

A second of silence was noticed at 8:15 a.m. native time, the precise second a uranium bomb dropped from a U.S. bomber detonated over town on Aug. 6, 1945, killing round 140,000 individuals by the top of the yr.

While Japan inwardly appears to be like on the tragedies it had skilled on the finish of World War II, historians and political minds of the worldwide group have inspired Japan to come back to see themselves not as merely victims of the atomic bombings but in addition because the perpetrators who led to those tragic incidents to occur within the first place.

Japan brutally occupied many components of Asia earlier than and through World War II, inflicting untold struggling and demise to a whole lot of 1000’s of harmless victims.