English translation of a Japanese article: Ichiro Iiyama’s Little HP – August 6, 2012 –
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony August 6, 2012
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The Day I Feel Empty, August 6, 2012
Today Hiroshima commemorated the 67th anniversary of A-bombing by U.S. The annual peace memorial ceremony was held in Peace Memorial Park. Mayor Kazumi Matsui appealed for the abolition of nuclear weapons to the world but did not mention “denuclearization” in the slightest. HIROSIHMA, which knows the minutest details of the nuclear threat, just appealed for the abolition of nuclear weapons but never mentioned the abolition of nuclear power plants which are nuclear weapon manufacturing equipment. Unbelievable!
Nuclear power plants with millions times as much uranium as that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb are scattered across Japan. At the nuclear disaster site in FUKUSHIMA several ten thousands as much uranium of that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb is still burning and is spreading radioactive materials all over the world. And yet, Mayor HIROSHIMA mentioned merely the abolition of nuclear weapons and never disseminated the fear of radiation to the world.
They have learned nothing from the past disaster and turned their faces from the current disaster. This is the actual state of HIROSHIMA and FUKUSHIMA (and Japan). This is just the real world.
However, it would be fine because that is the way it is.
It is the wisest way of living to rack our brain about how to get through and survive this reality while facing it, I think.
OKINAWA is caught in a rainstorm caused by typhoon.
I can do nothing.
It is August 6. It looks to me like an empty, frustrating and long day.