Japan commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima

Japan commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima

Japan commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing on Hiroshima

Three days later, the USA dropped a second atomic bomb on another Japanese city, Nagasaki, effectively ending World War II.

Japan's Hiroshima city on Sunday marked the 72nd anniversary of deadly atomic bombing that killed thousands at its annual memorial ceremony with the city's Mayor Kazumi Matsui calling on the government to help make a treaty banning the usage of nuclear weapons.

Following the adoption by 122 United Nations members of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, all countries must now work to get closer to a world free of nuclear weapons.

Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking at the annual ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park near Ground Zero, said Japan hoped to push for a world without nuclear weapons in a way that all countries can agree upon.

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"They reminded the world of the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, Guterres said, and expressed United Nations support for global effort for a world free of nuclear weapons". This has brought deep unease in Hiroshima, even as many Japanese appear resigned to the growing threat.

Using last year's peace declaration as a reference point, Matsui repeated his description of nuclear weapons as "absolute evil".

"Our dream of a world free of nuclear weapons remains far from reality".

Nuclear weapons are useless for national security, and possessing them does nothing more than endanger humanity.

August 6 is observed as Hiroshima Day, while August 9 as Nagasaki Day.

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