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Nagasaki Marks Atomic Bomb Anniversary Amid New Nuclear War Fear

TOKYO — The city of Nagasaki pays tribute to the victims of the U.S. atomic bombing on August 9, 77 years ago, and the mayor says Russia's war on Ukraine He said he had shown the world the existence of another nuclear weapon. Attacks are not just a worry, they are a 'concrete and present danger'.

Mayor Tomihisa Taue said in his speech at the Nagasaki Peace Park on Tuesday that nuclear weapons can be used as long as they exist and that their abolition is the only way to save the future of mankind. .

Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the threat of nuclear weapons use came just a month later, with four other nuclear powers determined that nuclear war would never happen. Pledged in a statement that it should not be done, Tagami noted.

"This has shown the world that the use of nuclear weapons is not an unfounded fear, but a visible and present danger," he said. The idea that nuclear weapons could be retained for deterrence rather than for actual use is "fantasy, mere hope."

As with Hiroshima, Russia and its ally Belarus were not invited to the memorial event in Nagasaki.

People offer silent prayers during a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing in Nagasaki, southern Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
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USA First in the world On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima , destroying the city and killing 140,000 people. Three days later, dropping his second bomb on Nagasaki, he killed another 70,000. Japan surrendered on August 15, ending almost half a century of World War II and Japanese aggression in Asia.

Participants, including diplomats from nuclear-weapon states, observed a moment of silence at 11:02 am, the moment a bomb exploded over a city in southern Japan on August 9, 1945.

Russia last week attempted to undo Putin's warningsbut since war with Ukraine began in February, Russia has Amid the threat of a nuclear strike, fears of a third atomic bombing are growing.Russia last week shelled a Ukrainian citynear Europe's largest nuclear power plant did.

People pray at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park on the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki, southern Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)
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For the sake of the security environment, trace the history of non-nuclear use. , Nagasaki must be the site of the final nuclear attack.

Japanese officials are concerned that the conflict could make China more aggressive in East Asia, prompting the government to push for more military strength and spending. ing.

Japan has renounced the possession, production, or possession of nuclear weapons, but as an ally of the United States, Japan hosts her 50,000-man United States Army, protected by the United States nuclear umbrella. It has been. Yet the Russian nuclear threat has also prompted some hawkish lawmakers in the ruling party to propose the possibility of nuclear sharing with the United States.

A choir group consist of victims of the historic bomb attack sing during the 77th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing in Nagasaki, southern Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. (Kyodo News via AP)56} Kyodo News via AP

Mr. Tagami, speaking of past debates on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, said that confidence in the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was "weak." ”.

"We must recognize that eliminating nuclear weapons is the only realistic way to protect the future of the planet and humanity," Taue said. .

Tagami urged the Japanese government to show leadership in pursuing a peaceful diplomacy that does not rely on nuclear deterrence.

"Nuclear weapons are not a deterrent," said 82-year-old A-bomb survivor Takashi Miyata. He said the possibility of nuclear sharing was "the opposite of our wish".

The scenes of air raid sirens and bombed Ukraine reminded Miyata of the "Pikadon," or flashes and explosions of an atomic bomb, he experienced when he was five years old. His uncle and aunt died in the atomic bomb. , and his father died of leukemia five years later. Mr. Miyata also developed cancer 10 years ago.

Many survivors of the bombing suffered lingering injuries and illnesses as a result of the blast and radiation exposure, and face discrimination in Japan.

As of March, 118,935 survivors were identified as eligible for government medical assistance, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Now their average age he is over 84 years old.