67 years ago today, Japan surrendered and World War II ended. The surrender came about a week after the Americans dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Every year on August 15, Hiroshima remembers that day that killed about 200,000 people. The remembrance is organized by the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, whose leader is American Steven Leeper. Though more than 60 years have passed since that day, the two Japanese cities still fight for nuclear non-proliferation.
Roland Kelts, Pacific Rim Diaries contributor