Nagasaki remembers atomic victims

Japanese city marks 65th anniversary of US nuclear bombing during Second World War.

    Thousands of people gathered in the Japanese city of Nagasaki on Monday to mark 65 years since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city during the Second World War.
     
    In 1945, the nuclear bomb hit Nagasaki three days after Japan's city of Hiroshima was first struck by a US atomic bomb. Collectively, they killed about 80,000 people. 

    The death toll from the bombings is updated each year by the Japanese government, as residents continue to suffer from their after-effects, including detrimental levels of radiation. 
     
    After a minute's silence to honour the dead, Japan's prime minister Naoto Kan, who attended the gathering, spoke of the country's self-imposed ban on the possession and production of nuclear arms.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.