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Events Held to Mark 77th Anniversary of Atomic Bombings

Photo by Seikyo Press.

From late July to early August, a series of events were held in Japan to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On July 24, the Soka Gakkai Youth Division in Hiroshima hosted an event where youth and future division members visited the Peace Memorial Park. On August 6, in Nagasaki, future division members and their parents took a “peace walk,” visiting the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, where they viewed relics of the atomic bombing. In both prefectures, other meetings were also held where hibakusha shared their testimonies with members.

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