Hiroshima's true wish for the elimination of nuclear weapons
August 1998

"Are you really aware what will happen to people, their family, and a city if a nuclear weapon is actually used?"

It has been 53 years since the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I think it is not "the knowledge of history" that passes on the horror of nuclear weapons but human's pure reason that pays respect to the victims of instant death and mass destruction.

Nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan in May 1998 was a false scenario. They conducted nuclear tests to be able to use the power of nuclear weapons as a political instrument so that they could increase their voice in the international society.

Just like any country which produces and possess nuclear weapons, India and Pakistan have raised the danger of our own extinction.

Now that the Memorial Day of Hiroshima is approaching, I urge, from Hiroshima, that all the people in the world stop and think about what nuclear weapons will do once used and what we can do to prevent another Hiroshima. Could it be global solidarity of reason which might prevent that disaster from happening?

The Chugoku Newspaper Home Page Editor

Editorial The Role of Japan and Hiroshima for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (6 August)
Editorial A Brand New Start For The Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons (7 August)
The 53rd Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing
News File on Peace Issues

Solid Peace toward the 21st Century, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6, 1998
Ambassadors of India and Pakistan Attended Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony for the First Time
Commitment to Peace
Requests to Prime Minister Obuchi from Survivors Organizations
Lantern Offering in the River of Hiroshima to repose the souls of the A-bomb Victims
"A Trip To Montreal" Hits the Road in Hiroshima
Carter, Gorbachev join appeal against nuclear weapons

Symposium for the elimination of nuclear weapons, Indian and Pakistan diplomats attended
Visiting Hours Extended Until 19:00 at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Discovery of 165 pieces of handwritten manuscript to tell the experiences of the A-bombing
Donation of unpublished negative films to tell Hiroshima August 6
With the wishes of Hiroshima, City selected Hiraoka and Noma to toll a bell of peace

India willfully conducted underground nuclear tests
Pakistan also went ahead with underground nuclear tests