A-bomb exhibition opens at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

by Kohei Okata, Staff Writer

An atomic bomb exhibition organized by the Tokyo Federation of A-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Toyukai) opened at the South Observatory on the 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building on February 9. About 90 exhibits including panels and A-bomb artifacts are on view until February 13.

Photo panels showing the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and severely burnt roof tiles are displayed at the venue. Exhibits concerning the damage caused by U.S. nuclear tests around the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean are also included. The exhibition is being held at a popular site known for its panoramic views of Tokyo and visitors from both Japan and abroad were looking closely at the displays.

Isao Uno, 62, a driver from Kawasaki City near Tokyo, commented, "Nuclear weapons should never be used. Japan has to make a stronger appeal to the rest of the world."

Toyukai is holding the exhibition to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing, following a similar exhibition last year which marked the 50th anniversary of the group's establishment.

(Originally published on February 10, 2010)

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