Nagasaki marks A-bomb anniversary with call for nuclear-free Japan
News On Japan via Japan Today -- Aug 09
The mayor of Nagasaki on Thursday called for a Japan free of nuclear fears as the city marked the 67th anniversary of its World War II atomic bombing by the United States.
"Even during wartime there are certain unacceptable actions," Tomihisa Taue told a commemoration ceremony held to remember the 74,000 people who died either instantly or in the months and years after the bombing.
Taue pledged support for people whose lives have been upended by meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station after it was swamped by the tsunami of March 2011.
He also called on the central government to "set new energy policy goals to build a society free from the fear of radioactivity".
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )