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... for the second atomic bomb was near this city, but because of thick clouds on this particular day, the planes turned then to Nagasaki, the second best target!
The next morning was rainy, as predicted, I could handle that, because for the later afternoon a better change was on offer. As this was the case, that night was spend for once again in the tent.
I choose to set it up beside a river, underneath a bridge, ...
... peace statue. The bomb killed 70,000 of Nagasaki's 250,000 population at the time and injured about another 70,000 so it's impact on the city was huge. Like Hiroshima the city suitably remembers those killed or injured in the event in order to promote peace and an abandonment of nuclear warfare. After visiting the peace park I headed back to the centre of Nagasaki, and moved towards the cities other interesting historical hub. ...
... the tragedies of any war is the innocent children and of course there were many. An atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki at 11:02 AM on August 9, 1945. Most of Nagasaki was destroyed and a tremendous number of lives were lost. The museum honors Dr. Nagai, who worked to end the survivors suffering and became a local hero. Nagasaki's population has focused not on the past but on a desire for world peace and the final exhibit is a reminder ...
... what they have become because of what they had to live through, I more clearly understand. What we experienced firsthand today was seeing the old, who survived the past and the young who are the face of the future of this peace loving country. A city that did not wallow in their pain and utter despair, but rebuilt their city better than it had been before. Giving their children hope for a better future.
Last evening, as we talked with our dining ...
... damage. Reconstruction took many years after the city was left a wasteland. Everyone we met was very polite and well-mannered, though reserved, and seemed to hold no animosity towards American visitors.
Every two blocks all over Japan we saw 7-Eleven stores…the Japanese find them very ...