Attendants offer a minute of silence during the 72nd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2017.A US B-29 plane dropped a bomb over the city at 8:15am on August 6, 1945, marking the first use of an atomic weapon which ultimately claimed the lives of some 140,000 people. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Decades after the U.S. bombed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, politicians and activists commemorated the anniversary of the historic tragedy on Sunday. Japanese Prim...
The blast, on the 68th anniversary of North Korea’s founding, was more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to some estimates.
"We remember all the innocents killed in the arc of that terrible war."
U.S. President Barack Obama’s forthcoming visit to Hiroshima offers an opportunity to reconsider some of the myths surrounding the historic decision to use the atomic bomb.
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We are not wartime enemies anymore but rather the closest of allies. Although the Japanese people will never forget what happened and how we suffered tremendously from the atomic bomb, we think it is more important for us to work with the U.S. towards a world without nuclear weapons.
He will visit Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.