Six days will mark the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


Amid a growing sense of crisis over the nuclear threat caused by Russia's military invasion, the city of Hiroshima, the site of the atomic bombing, will commemorate the victims of the atomic bombing on the 6th, and appeal both domestically and internationally for the realization of a world free of nuclear weapons.

On the 6th, the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the Peace Memorial Ceremony will be held from 8:00 a.m., attended by representatives of the victims and bereaved families, Prime Minister Kishida, and ambassadors from about 100 countries. To do.



This year, more than 3,500 attendee seats were set up, which is about four times as many as last year and last year, when the scale was significantly reduced due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and former Prime Minister Abe was shot. The security system for the ceremony will be strengthened.



At the ceremony, a list of 333,907 atomic bomb victims, including 4,978 names, including those who died or were confirmed dead in the past year, will be enshrined in the Cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims.



This year, the name of Naoshi Tsuboi, who has been at the forefront of the movement calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons for many years, has been added to this list as a hibakusha of Hiroshima, along with the phrase "never give up."



At 8:15 a.m. when the atomic bomb was dropped, all attendees observe a moment of silence.



In response to Russia's military invasion of Ukraine and the threat of nuclear weapons, movements to strengthen military armaments are spreading around the world.



Against this background, the first Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was held in Austria in June, and a concrete action plan for a world without nuclear weapons was presented.



Furthermore, currently, in the United States, the Review Conference of the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) is being held, and discussions are being held toward nuclear disarmament, but conflicts and divisions in the international community over nuclear weapons are deepening.



The average age of A-bomb survivors exceeded 84 this year.



Every year, people who have worked hard to raise their voices to see with their own eyes the day when nuclear weapons will disappear from the world die without their wishes being fulfilled.



The question is how to inherit the memory of the atomic bombing and how to pass it on to the world and to the future.



On the 6th, Hiroshima, the site of the atomic bombing, will be surrounded by prayers to mourn the victims, and because the threat of nuclear weapons is increasing, the tragedy caused by nuclear weapons and the voices of hibakusha wishing for a world without nuclear weapons. will be distributed domestically and internationally.

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