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Japan remembers atomic attack on Hiroshima 73 years ago

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:39 PM

On a clear day in August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped its deadly payload on the port city of Hiroshima ultimately killing 140,000 people

73 YEARS LATER. People burn incense and offer prayers in the early morning prior to the 73rd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:52 PM

The anniversary comes after Japan sided last month with nuclear powers Britain France and the US to dismiss a UN treaty banning atomic weapons

HONORING THE DEAD. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui (R) offers a new list of A-bomb dead, people who died since last year's anniversary from the side effects of radiation, during the 72nd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2017. Jiji Press/AFP

Hugs and tears: Obama meets A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima

May 27, 2016 - 9:41 PM

Two men who suffered horrific injuries in the world s first nuclear strike seven decades ago come face to face with the present day commander in chief of the country that launched the attack And one of them gets a hug

HUG. US President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Moria, survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Photo by Jim Watson / AFP

Obama to make historic visit to Hiroshima

May 11, 2016 - 3:45 AM

UPDATED The White House says however that US President Barack Obama will not offer an apology for the 1945 attack

epa05297835 (FILE) A file image dated 06 August 2015 shows doves flying up over the atomic bomb dome during the peace memorial ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. US President Barack Obama will make the first visit to Hiroshima as US president on 27 May 2016, the Japanese Foreign Ministry announced on 10 May 2016. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug 09, 2015 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED Bells toll and tens of thousands of people observe a minute s silence at 11:02 am local time 0202 GMT the exact moment the blast devastated the port city on August 9 1945

Visitors are watching paper lanterns displayed for the Peace Candle Lights at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan, 08 August 2015, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city on 09 August 2015. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPAMAYAMA

Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Aug 09, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Crowds gather to remember the more than 70 000 people who died in the initial blast or from after effects in the months and years following the bombing

Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing

Aug 06, 2014 - 8:54 AM

UPDATED Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui urges people to listen to the voice of survivors in a speech at a ceremony also attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy

69 YEARS LATER. The Atomic Bomb Dome is reflected on the River Motoyasu during a peace memorial eve event at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, 05 August 2014. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Aug 09, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Nagasaki marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States during World War II

REMEMBERING NAGASAKI. Doves fly over the Peace Statue at the Peace Memorial Park in Nagasaki, western Japan, on August 9, 2013 as the city marks the 68th anniversary of the bombing. At 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, the explosion of an atomic bomb devastated Nagasaki, which killed 70,000 people in the southern port city, three days after dropping the world's first atomic attack on Hiroshima. AFP PHOTO/JIJI PRESS

Hiroshima marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Aug 06, 2013 - 8:26 AM

UPDATED Aging survivors relatives government officials and foreign delegates observed a moment of silence at 8:15 am 7:15 am Manila time the time of the detonation which turned the city into a nuclear inferno

FOR PEACE. Doves are released into the air beside the Atomic Bomb Dome (C-background) at the Peace Memoral Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2013 as ceremonies are held to mark the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the Japanese city. Photo by AFP / Toru Yamanaka