Hiroshima bomb survivors say peace park agreement with Pearl Harbour is an ‘insult’ | Japan


Several groups wrote to the Hiroshima city government asking it not to sign the agreement with US counterparts

Fri 30 Jun 2023 15.36 AEST

Survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima have reacted angrily to an agreement that links the city’s peace park with a memorial in Pearl Harbor.

The sister-park agreement, signed this week by the US ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, and the mayor of Hiroshima, Kazumi Matsui, is designed to promote peace and friendship between the former Pacific war enemies.

“Nobody can go to Pearl Harbor, and nobody can go to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and…

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