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Japan Marks 73rd Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

HeadlineAug 09, 2018

In Japan, residents of Nagasaki gathered today to mark the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki, which killed 74,000 people and forever changed the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. This is Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue speaking at today’s ceremony.

Mayor Tomihisa Taue: “I demand the Japanese government agree with the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, as the only country to have suffered from an atomic bombing, as well as to bear its moral responsibility to lead a nuclear-free world.”

We’ll have more on the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki later in the broadcast.

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