Tag: Hiroshima Peace Declaration

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2017

By Matsui Kazumi Mayor, The City of Hiroshima AUG. 6, 2017 – Friends, seventy-two years ago today, on August 6, at 8:15 a.m., absolute evil was unleashed in the sky over Hiroshima. Let’s imagine for a moment what happened under…

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2015

In our town, we had the warmth of family life, the deep human bonds of community, festivals heralding each season, traditional culture and buildings passed down through history, as well as riversides where children played. At 8:15 a.m., August 6,…

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2014

By Matsui Kazumi, Mayor, The City of Hiroshima Summer, 69 years later. The burning sun takes us back to “that day.” August 6, 1945. A single atomic bomb renders Hiroshima a burnt plain. From infants to the elderly, tens of…

Hiroshima Peace Declaration 2012

By Kazumi Matsui, Mayor, The City of Hiroshima 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945. Our hometown was reduced to ashes by a single atomic bomb. The houses we came home to, our everyday lives, the customs we cherished–all were gone: “Hiroshima…