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Hiroshima Marks 76th Anniversary of U.S. Nuclear Attack

HeadlineAug 06, 2021

Today marks 76 years since the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing an estimated 140,000 people. During a ceremony today at the site of the blast, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed Japan would work with other nations to promote nuclear disarmament. But he did not mention the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which Japan has not signed. Democracy Now! visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in 2014 and spoke to a survivor of the bombing. Click here to see our coverage.

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