Remembering Nagasaki disaster “Fat Man” victim city wants Japanese govt to take steps for banning nuclear weapon
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 09-Aug-2017

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.

“Little Boy” and “Fat Man” not only killed a mass amount of people but affected next generations also. Brigadier-General Paul Warfield Tibbets Junior—pilot of the first plane (Enola Gay) to drop the atomic bomb what he saw, he described as “a peep into hell.” 2 lakhs death were just the beginning of the killing parade. Due to high radiation effect, three generations suffered from cancer and several more harmful diseases.

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.