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Japan Marks 71st Anniversary of Nagasaki Atomic Bombing

HeadlineAug 09, 2016

And today Japan marks the 71st anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated Japan’s commitment to nuclear nonproliferation at a ceremony marking the attack, the second of two atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Japan at the end of World War II.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “As the only country to be bombed by atomic bombs during wartime, I will strongly advocate the importance of maintaining and strengthening the stance of nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, while maintaining the three non-nuclear principles.”

About 50,000 people held a moment of silence in the city of Hiroshima on Saturday, marking the dropping of the atomic bomb there.

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