On Sunday, the city of Nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of its 1945 atomic bombing with calls to abolish nuclear weapons and halt the Japanese government’s push to loosen restrictions on what its military can do.

With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the audience, a representative of Nagasaki bomb survivors told a group gathered for the annual ceremony that security legislation introduced by Abe’s government goes against the wishes of the survivors and “will lead to war.”

“We cannot accept this,” 86-year-old Sumiteru Taniguchi said, after describing in graphic detail his traumatic injuries and how others died in the Aug. 9, 1945, attack on Nagasaki. Read more…

More about Japan, Nuclear, Us World, World War Ii, and History


Calls to abolish nukes on Nagasaki bombing 70th anniversary