The Japanese Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported on August 9 that August 9 this year marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki city. The peace prayer ceremony began at 10:45 in the peace park of Nagasaki city. The bombed victims, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and representatives of 68 countries attended the ceremony.
this year, in order to prevent the infection of new coronavirus, there were no seats for ordinary people at the meeting. Only about 500 people attended the ceremony, which was equivalent to about 10% of the previous years. At the ceremony, the list of names of the victims of the bombing was re placed. There were 185982 names on the list, including 3406 people who died in the past year.
in this year’s peace declaration, the mayor of Nagasaki City, Toyo Tanaka, called on people all over the world to treat the threat of nuclear weapons as a common topic and as a party concerned to solve relevant problems, just as they bravely faced the new coronavirus.
in addition, Tanaka also asked the Japanese government to sign and ratify the nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted by the United Nations. In this regard, Abe’s speech, following the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on June 6, did not mention the nuclear weapons ban treaty. Instead, he just said: “as the only country that has been bombed during the war, it is our unswerving mission to push forward the efforts of the international community aimed at realizing a world free of nuclear weapons.”