The 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing begins at the World Convention on the Prohibition of Atomic Bombs, calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons online

The 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing begins at the World Congress for the Prohibition of Atomic Bombs August 2, 17:12

The World Congress began on February 2, the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was held online for the first time due to the new coronavirus, and the atomic bomb survivors and others appealed for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
The World Congress for the Prohibition of Atomic Bombs is held around August every year, including the National Congress on the Prohibition of Atomic Bombs and the Japan Council for the Prohibition of Atomic Bombs.

Of these, the Haramizukyo Convention, which began on February 2, was held online for the first time to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and a-bomb survivors and representatives of peace movements around the world participated.

Ms. Michiko Kodama, 82, who was exposed to the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, said, “The suffering of the a-bomb survivors is deep and continues to this day. We will continue to walk through the time left with the rest of the world in calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.”

Setsuko Thuraud, 88, an atomic bomb survivor living in Canada and an atomic bomb survivor in Hiroshima, said she sent a letter to the leaders of countries around the world asking them to cooperate in the Nuclear Weapons Convention, and said, “We asked Japan to be a leader in the nuclear abolition movement as an A-bombed country.”

It has been 75 years since the atomic bomb was dropped, and the average age of the A-bomb survivors has been 83.31 years, which is aging as of the end of March.

The World Congress for the Prohibition of Raw Water will also begin on April 4, and we will hold symposiums and study sessions online on topics such as the abolition of nuclear weapons and the succession of memories of the atomic bombings.