Photo: The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima (Koichi Ueda)
DW: Japan marks 71st anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima
Japan has marked the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Its leaders called for a nuclear-weapon-free world and called on leaders to follow Obama and visit the bomb sites.
About 50,000 people attended the ceremony at Hiroshima's Peace Park near the bomb's epicenter on Saturday.
"[They need to have] the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them," Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said, quoting part of US President Barack Obama's speech in Hiroshima in May
"We need to fill our policymakers with the passion to solidify this unity and create a security system based on trust and dialogue," he said. "To that end, I once again urge the leaders of all nations to visit the A-bombed cities."
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Update: Hiroshima marks 71st anniversary of its destruction in A-bombing (Asahi Shimbun)
WNU Editor: Never forget.