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Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

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Troy Mann | 09 August, 2018, 05:40

"We in civil society fervently hope that the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula will proceed through peaceable dialogue", Matsui said.

The Little Boy atomic bomb, the type detonated over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Abe said Japan is determined to act as a bridge between the 2 sides, and to be an global leader.

Foreign Minister Zarif in a tweet on Monday remembered the 73rd anniversary of the United States' nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, describing the USA as the "first and only" country to ever use nukes, "on an urban center of all targets".

The 73rd anniversary comes after Pyongyang's promise of a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula grabbed attention following the historic US-North Korean summit in June.

Japan should take a more constructive role to achieve a nuclear-free world, he said, urging Tokyo to help the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons take effect.

Currently, more than 14,000 nuclear weapons are estimated to still exist in the world.

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"Certain countries are blatantly proclaiming self-centered nationalism and modernising their nuclear arsenals, rekindling tensions that had eased with the end of the Cold War, " Matsui said, without identifying the countries.

All participants observed one minute of silence from 8:15 a.m., the time the Little Boy uranium bomb was dropped and detonated over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing some 140,000 people by the end of that year.

Japan suffered two nuclear attacks by the United States at the end of World War II - the first on Hiroshima and then Nagasaki three days later. In order to gain cooperation from both sides, it is important for everyone to understand "the reality of the tragedy of nuclear attacks", he said, reiterating Japan's pledge to maintain its pacifist and non-nuclear principles.

The United Nations secretary-general urged in his speech delivered by Izumi Nakamitsu, high representative for disarmament affairs, that hibakusha continue to exert their "moral leadership" for the world to seek the abolition of nuclear arms. Those holding hibakusha certificates numbered 154,859 as of March this year, the lowest on record, while their average age stood at 82.06.

"When I was creating the buildings before the atomic bomb fell and after, I saw many photos of buildings that were gone".

The event was held to share the stories of hibakusha atomic bomb survivors.

The bombings claimed the lives of 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 74,000 people in Nagasaki. "I want Japan to work toward eliminating nuclear weapons", Ota added.

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