Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki 64 years later

Andrew Mannix

This weekend marks the 64th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan that lead to the end of World War II.  

There will be a three-day tea party at Lake Harriet sponsored by the The Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee to remember the attacks , KSTP reports, via the AP.

 

Meanwhile, Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba is calling for a global ban of nuclear weapons by 2020, echoing an April speech where Obama said abolishing nukes was the "moral responsibility" of the United States, according to the Star Tribune (also via the AP).  

 

"We refer to ourselves, the great global majority, as the ‘Obamajority,’ and we call on the rest of the world to join forces with us to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2020," Akiba said. 

 

"Together, we can abolish nuclear weapons. Yes, we can," he said.