Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Day Day Mayor “Threat of Nuclear Weapons Globally Common Issue” May 9 at 12:24
It has been 75 years since 9 days since the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. While the size of the peace prayer ceremony is shrinking due to the new coronavirus, Nagasaki city mayor Tagami said that the threat of nuclear weapons is a global issue as well as the threat of the new coronavirus. I called for participation to solve the problem.
The Peace Memorial Ceremony held at the Peace Park in Nagasaki was attended by A-bomb survivors, Prime Minister Abe, and representatives from 68 countries.
In order to prevent the infection of the new coronavirus, this year's ceremony did not have seats for general attendees, and the number of attendees was about 10% of the usual number, about 500 people.
At the ceremony, a list of 185,982 victims of the atomic bomb, including the names of 3,406 survivors who died in the past year, was added.
And at 11:02 am, when the atomic bomb broke, a bell was rung, and the attendees offered their silence.
Mayor Nagasaki City's Mayor Tagami said in a peace declaration, ``Until we were not aware of the fear until the new coronavirus infection began to spread around us, until nuclear weapons were used, If human beings do not notice the threat, it will be irreversible,'' he said, and the threat of nuclear weapons is a global issue as well as the threat of the new coronavirus. I called for participation to resolve it.
In addition, he called for the Japanese government to sign and ratify the Nuclear Weapons Convention, which has long been a long-cherished wish of the atomic bomb survivors, as "a promise humanity has imposed on the abolition of nuclear weapons."
On the other hand, Prime Minister Abe continued on the day of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and did not touch on the nuclear weapons ban treaty. "It is our mission as steadily to move forward steadily."