Arab News Japan
TOKYO: Several nationalist groups held a protest in front of the American embassy in remembrance of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the American army 77 years ago.
Around 11:30 a.m. shortly after the time of the bombing which took place at 10:58 on August 9, 1945, two vehicles containing nationalist groups recounted the aftermath of the catastrophe.
A large police presence cordoned off the area around the embassy.
According to a police detective who was following the convoy, several groups from different nationalist organizations put in an appearance in front of the embassy throughout the day.
The atomic bombing of Nagasaki killed between 60,000 and 80,000 people and caused long-term radiation illnesses to nearly 30,000 patients, many of whom are still suffering from the effects.
At a time when fear of a nuclear war has become much stronger amidst the tensions with Russia and China, most political groups in Japan endorse the statement made by Japan’s government on December 11, 1967. Japan would follow, “Three Non-Nuclear Principles of not possessing, not producing and not permitting the introduction of nuclear weapons.”
The protesters outside the American embassy call for a world without nuclear weapons of any kind.