August 9 is Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony.
Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, was dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar at 11:02 A.M., August 9, 1945. 35,000 people were killed outright, including 23,200 – 28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers.
Victims of the Nagasaki bombing are commemorated on August 9 each year. Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in the Nagasaki Peace Park. The Mayor of Nagasaki delivers a solemn speech on the occasion.
In commemoration of the day, we introduce you to those who have contributed to the world peace in their own way. Click the link below and meet the great peacemakers again.
*Click a photo below to see their stories!
“In order to rid the world of conflicts and strife which are occurring today, people have to face the same direction.” – Kenji Sekine, Social entrepreneur