70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

6 Aug

Today is the 70th anniversary of the 1945 August 6th bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

The 「原爆ドーム」 (Hiroshima Peace Memorial).

The 「原爆ドーム」 (Hiroshima Peace Memorial).

When I first came to Japan in 1990, it was the year of the 45th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

As always, there was a special memorial in Hiroshima today…and a moment of silence at 8:16AM across Japan.

Paper lanterns were set afloat near the Peace Dome in Hiroshima today in a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing.

Paper lanterns were set afloat near the Peace Dome in Hiroshima today in a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing.

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4 Responses to “70th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing”

  1. Musings August 6, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    My mother passed through the city in a train when she was leaving for Hawaii and still sees the memory of the flattened, destroyed city after it was bombed.

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    • tokyo5 August 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

      Yeah, I guess that would be impossible to forget!

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  2. CrazyChineseFamily August 6, 2015 at 3:12 am #

    Those two bombings are a sad mark in Human history. What a terrible thing those bombs are and of course also wars in general but sadly there is no perfect world without war and will never be possible due to human nature ;(

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    • tokyo5 August 6, 2015 at 8:39 am #

      The most important thing is that mankind learns from history and doesn’t repeat mistakes.

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