Japan remembered the victims that perished at the hands of US nuclear weapons in 1945. The 78th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastation was held in the Japanese city of Nagasaki where the Mayor Shiro Suzuki, a nuclear bomb survivor himself, called on the world to abandon nuclear weapons.
Japan Remembers WW2 Victims
The ceremony is held on 9th of August every year to remember 400,000 Japanese who perished in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Due to heavy storms, the event was held indoors at Nagasaki Dejima Messe conference center, for the first time since 1963. The ceremony was attended by many survivors of the two atomic bombs.
Leaders Call To Abandon Nuclear Weapons
The event was attended by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Both the leaders called upon world powers to abandon the nuclear weapons and make the world worth living. Takeko Kudo, another atomic bomb survivor, said the world needs nuclear disarmament more than anything.