Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

Mayor Kazumi Matsui warned of the re-emergence of tensions over nuclear weapons seen during the Cold War and sought rational actions by global leaders, reports The Japan Times. "That is precisely why we must continue talking about Hiroshima".

The number of people certified as hibakusha stood at 154,859 across the country at the end of March this year, according to the health ministry.

Doves fly over the cenotaph dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing during a ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of the bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.

Nuclear deterrence and nuclear umbrellas are "inherently unstable and extremely dangerous" approaches that seek to maintain worldwide order by only generating fear in rival countries, he said, urging world leaders to negotiate in good faith to eliminate nuclear arsenals instead.

He said to achieve "a world without nuclear weapons" people must understand how nuclear bombs can cause tragic results and with this as the starting point, it's necessary to obtain the cooperation of countries with and without such weapons.

The anniversary comes amid hopes to denuclearise North Korea after its pledge to do so at the Singapore summit in June.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who also was at the ceremony, said differences between the nuclear and non-nuclear states are widening.

On the other hand, the mayor pointed out, in an apparent reference to the USA administration of President Donald Trump and other world powers that, "certain countries are blatantly proclaiming self-centered nationalism and modernizing their nuclear arsenals, rekindling tensions that had eased with the end of the Cold War".

Huge Changes Coming To The Oscars
The Academy has a long reputation of snubbing hit films whose genres aren't usually considered Oscar material. It also announced that presentation would be aired at a much earlier date than expected, in February 2020.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss efforts to prevent future use of nuclear weapons are Director of the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College, Dr. Tanya Maus; and Wilmington College Adjunct Professor of Public History and Cincinnati Art Museum Digital Specialist Rachel Ellison.

For example, the Imperial Japanese Army's notorious Unit 731, which was based in the Pingfang district of Harbin, the largest city then in northeast China, was set up around 1936 and conducted vivisection experiments on live human beings to test germ-releasing bombs and chemical bombs, among other criminal atrocities.

All participants observed one minute of silence from 8:15 a.m., the time the Little Boy uranium bomb was dropped and detonated over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing some 140,000 people by the end of that year.

"Maintaining its three nonnuclear principles, our country is determined to make strenuous efforts to serve as a bridge between both parties", Abe said.

In Friday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo, Namio Matsura, 17-year-old member of the computation skill research club at Fukuyama Technical High School, watches Hiroshima city before atomic bomb fell in virtual reality experience at the high school in Hiroshima, western Japan.

The Hiroshima mayor regarded the nuclear weapons ban treaty as "a milestone along the path to a nuclear-weapon-free world", urging the government of Japan to play a role to help bring it into force.

The bombings claimed the lives of 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 74,000 people in Nagasaki.

Related Articles