Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki Anniversary 2017

Nagasaki Atomic Bombing Anniversary, Nagasaki.

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Today, August 9th, is the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of

A solemn prayer is held at 11.02am, the exact time of the bombing and the mayor of Nagasaki, Taue Tomihisa, will repeat his annual pleas for a nuclear-free Japan.

The Nagasaki bomb ended the Pacific War, which had begun with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941.

The Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe, is also expected to mark the day with a statement expressing Japan’s determination to remain free of nuclear weapons.

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