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Hiroshima with a difference

HIROSHIMA (SE): As the president of the United States of America (US), Donald Trump, and his countepart from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, talked big bang theories, the sombre tone of the Peace Bell and the hush of the minute’s silence at the epicentre in the Peace Park in Hiroshima at 8.15am on August 6, exactly 72 years after the first atomic bomb exploded over the city, took on a greater significance.
 

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Ten days for peace

HIROSHIMA (SE): For the 35th year in a row the Church in Japan is marking its Ten Days for Peace observance from August 6 to 15, a period that embraces the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and culminates on the day the Japanese Imperial Forces surrendered to the United States of America (US).

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Obama encouraged to talk to atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima

NIIGATA (AsiaNews): “I welcome the visit of the president of the United States of America (US) to the site of the nuclear bomb in Hiroshima,” Bishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi, from Niigata in Japan, said as he extended a hand of friendship to the first sitting president to visit arguably one of the two most significant peace memorials in the world.

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