Nagasaki Mayor Questions Policy On A-bomb Day - Yahoo News
"I strongly request that the Japanese government take note celebs of the situation news and carefully listen to http://hiltonstzl.crowdvine.com the voices of distress and concerns." Polls show more than half of respondents are opposed to the decision, mainly because of sensitivity over Japan's wartime past and devastation at home. Representing the Nagasaki survivors, Miyako Jodai, 75, said that Abe's government was not living up to expectations. Jodai, a retired teacher who was exposed to radiation just 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) from ground zero, said that the defense policy that puts more weight on military power was "outrageous" and a shift away from pacifism. "Please stand by our commitment to peace. Please do not forget the sufferings of the atomic bombing survivors," Jodai said at the ceremony. The number of surviving victims, known as "hibakusha," was just more than 190,000 this year across Japan. Their average age is 79. In Nagasaki, 3,355 survivors died over the past year, while 5,507 passed away in Hiroshima.
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