Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Special Day - Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6 is a special memorial day for Japanese history. Atomic bomb was fallen at Hiroshima. We, Japanese shouldn’t forget the fact that happened 63 years ago. And we have to say “No more war” forever.
Almost Japanese people don’t know the tragedy actually. Only a few atomic bomb victims or who know it live now. And they tell the story for their experiences to young people. Thousands citizens in Hiroshima were killed in a twinkle by atomic bomb. Their life disappeared suddenly. It is estimates that the number of victims were about one hundred forty thousands at Hiroshima.

Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

In August we remember last war for us, the Pacific War or atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 9). We often see documentaries and dramas for atomic bomb or the war in TV around today. We see the destroyed city, mushroom cloud, or Kamikaze commando in these programs. I perceive that we shouldn’t repeat same faults and tragedy.
We never have a hate against the soldiers because the hostile soldiers were victims of the war at that time. I want to say that letting everyone the victim's stories for atomic bomb is our mission to extirpate atomic bombs and war.
Japanese can live peacefully at least now. It is so lucky. I always appreciate my situation in Japan. I hope everyone can live peacefully like Japan. And I hope that you don’t forget each past tragedy of your own countries.
Today is special day to think about our future.

Hiroshima Peace Site
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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