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Today Marks 73rd Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

HeadlineAug 06, 2018

And today marks the 73rd anniversary of the United States’ atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which killed 140,000 people and seriously injured another 100,000. This is the mayor of Hiroshima, Kazumi Matsui, speaking at a commemoration ceremony earlier today.

Mayor Kazumi Matsui: “With the current rise of self-centered nationalism and the modernization of nuclear weapons, we are seeing a return to a tension amongst nations that has not been seen since the Cold War. I hope the Japanese government will play its role in realizing the pacifism that the Constitution manifests, and leads the international community in enhancing dialogue and cooperation for a nuclear-free world.”

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