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75 years after the war. The world existed before we were born, and its problems have not been solved in any way.

Even if you have not experienced war, you can imagine the tragedy of it.
August 9, 1945 (75 years ago today) at 11:02 am. The U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki.

About 150,000 of Nagasaki’s population of 240,000 at the time perished. Three days earlier, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, killing approximately 200,000 civilians. In total, 350,000 people died.

The numbers are brutal. When I look at the total number, I don’t feel it one bit. But I can imagine how horrible it would be to imagine that my parents, siblings, and friends all died in an instant. That is what really happened in the last World War.

In history, both nuclear weapons used in actual warfare were dropped on Japan. Japan experienced defeat in the war and vowed to achieve lasting peace. Since the war, Japan has not killed a single person in war, either at home or abroad. We should pass on our tragic war experience to future generations and pledge once again not to fight.

In addition, the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) reexperienced the horror of nuclear power plants, and even in Tokyo, radiation levels were measured to be 10 times higher than those of Chernobyl in some places. And yet, the government continues to sell nuclear power plants to foreign countries without coming up with any measures to deal with the situation. How foolish!

I think the only way to change this situation is for everyone to vote steadily.
I have gone to 100% of all elections since I got the right to vote. But I’d be happy if this post inspires some of you who didn’t go to elections to go. You can’t tell a policy from a poster! If you are not a candidate, please search for a candidate on the internet and find out who they are. You can find out most things now. It is not easy to believe that the peace that lasted until yesterday will last tomorrow. If politics goes out of control, the same thing will happen as it did 75 years ago.

Imagine. Imagine that one day, suddenly bombs fell from the sky and there were many city people who died.
I sincerely pray for the peace of his soul.

Jun Fukuda

↓ Below is the full video message posted on Twitter by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Below is the Japanese translation.



As the world continues to face the challenge of dealing with the new coronavirus, the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a reminder of the devastating effects of what has happened around the world.

In August 1945, the world saw for the first time what nuclear weapons could do.

Not only did it produce the worst possible outcome and people died from the impact of the bombing, but it also caused unimaginable suffering and damage to people due to the aftereffects of the radiation that lingered long afterwards.

Since then, we have seen the disastrous effects of nuclear testing in the Pacific and elsewhere.

Each of the more than 13,000 nuclear warheads in existence has a destructive power more powerful than anything we witnessed in Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

A single bomb can mean doom. And no one believes that nuclear war will end there.

It can take the lives of millions in an instant and cause irreparable damage to the environment. Experts warn that no nation, group of nations, or international organization can prepare for or cope with the effects of nuclear war.

If we cannot prepare for it, we have to stop it.

As UN Secretary-General Guterres has said, the international community must re-invigorate its efforts to demilitarize nuclear weapons. We call it defending humanity.

This is not an issue that can be left to others or future generations.

That is why New Zealand, along with the majority of UN member states, voted for the Nuclear Weapons Convention.

I urge other nations to join the movement and promote this landmark treaty as an essential step toward the eradication of nuclear weapons and for global negotiations to include the achievement of zero nuclear weapons in all nuclear-weapon states.

This can only be a retribution, a legacy, for those who suffered from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and from nuclear testing in the Pacific and elsewhere.”

Translation: Rio Hamada. News Editor, HuffPost Japan