August 6, 1945 Today from now to 73 years ago, the atomic bomb was used in actual war for the first time in the history of mankind.
The country that used the atomic bomb was the United States, the country used was Japan, and the atomic bomb was dropped in the city of Hiroshima of Japan.
And three days later on August 9, the atomic bomb was dropped again in the city of Nagasaki.
It is almost impossible to express tragedy by atomic bombs with one article here
That's why I'd like to say something different.
Japan surrendered to the allied countries, centered on the United States on August 15, 1945.
Japan has never done a war since then.
I think that it is very wonderful thing.
However, countries other than Japan have done a lot of wars.
After World War II, a conflict occurs between a group of capitalism centered on the United States and a group of Communism centered on the Soviet Union.
It is the so-called Cold War.
Both the US and the Soviet Union, Britain France China, also held a nuclear test, carrying out nuclear tests.
Furthermore, other countries also began holding nuclear weapons.
But it has never happened that nuclear weapons are actually used in war.
It is said that the crisis of nuclear war has been repeated many times.
However, as a reality history, nuclear weapons were not used since Nagasaki.
Mankind has been warring forever.
There is still a conflict somewhere in the world.
Only one thing to emphasize is absolutely different from other weapons for nuclear weapons.
With bows and spears, machine guns, cannons, tanks and battleships, and other weapons.
That means too much damage is a weapon.
The atomic bomb dropped by Hiroshima and Nagasaki took the tens of thousands of people in one instant and instantly.
Moreover, the current nuclear weapons have tens of times and hundreds of times more power than those dropped by Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Nuclear weapons are weapons that could destroy humanity worldwide instantaneously.
I hope that countries all over the world will realize the world where living without any armaments.
But it seems that it will take a long time.
But what about "the world without nuclear weapons"?
Is that so difficult?
This can not be realized simply by one country in Japan doing its best.
Everyone around the world, please cooperate.
It was Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 that dropped the atomic bomb for the first time in the world.
As a single Japanese, as a global citizen, I wish for the following
The day when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 9, 1945 in Nagasaki at the same time is to establish that day is the last day nuclear weapons were used in actual war in the history of mankind.