Tokyo, August 9: 9th August 1945 – the date can never be forgotten. World History will never forget 6th and 9th August bearing the memory of first ever nuclear attack. Two cities of Japan Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered lifetime damage. This has created a permanent hesitation for Japan regarding nuclear weapons, treaties. Japan Prime minister Shinzo Abe made it clear the nation still wants to the world without nuclear weapons.
Japanese may have recovered from the damage but the memory still haunts them. Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue demanded Wednesday that the Japanese government join a recently adopted treaty banning nuclear weapons. Even Hiroshima’s mayor also wants Japanese government to "bridge the gap" between nuclear and non-nuclear states to help realize a ban on nuclear weapons.
In response to all the appeals, Japan PM Abe said Japan is already bridging the gap. "For us to truly pursue the world without nuclear weapons, we need participation from both nuclear-weapons and non-nuclear weapons states," Abe said. "Our country is committed to leading the international community by encouraging both sides", he added.
After two consecutive nuclear bomb attacks, Japan surrendered in World war II on 15th August 1945. Ironically, US who attacked Japan with these nuclear bombs has become the biggest ally of Japan recently.