Nine days later, it will be 77 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
Nagasaki, the site of the atomic bombing, offers prayers for the victims, and at a time when the threat of nuclear weapons is increasing due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it is time to realize a world free of nuclear weapons and send out the wish that "Nagasaki will be the last city to be bombed" both domestically and internationally. increase.
On the 9th, which marks the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, a peace memorial ceremony will be held at 10:40 a.m. at Peace Park in Nagasaki City. .
Approximately 1,700 people are expected to attend this year, which is more than three times as many as last year when the scale was reduced due to the influence of the new coronavirus.
On the other hand, in the wake of the incident in which former Prime Minister Abe was shot and killed during a speech, uniformed police officers were placed in addition to plain clothes inside the large tents where dignitaries gathered. A security posture that emphasizes "is to be laid.
At the ceremony, a list of 192,310 people, including the names of 3,160 survivors who died in the past year, will be added.
Then, at 11:02 am, when the atomic bomb exploded, we offer a moment of silence.
This June, the Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first international treaty to completely ban nuclear weapons, was held in Austria. I testified to my experience.
On the other hand, since February this year, Russia, which has invaded Ukraine militarily, has continued to threaten nuclear weapons, increasing the threat of nuclear weapons.
For this reason, Mayor Taue of Nagasaki City has decided to appeal for the realization of a world without nuclear weapons now, saying that the use of nuclear weapons is an ongoing crisis in this year's peace declaration.
This year, the average age of A-bomb survivors exceeded 84.
In Nagasaki, in March this year, one of the main A-bomb survivor groups dissolved due to aging.
How to pass on the memories of the atomic bombing to the younger generation and continue appealing to the world is an urgent issue for Nagasaki, the site of the atomic bombing.
Nagasaki offers prayers for the victims and sends out the wish that "Nagasaki will be the last city to be bombed" both domestically and internationally.