>> The bell tolls at 8:15AM, the exact moment a US War Plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, 71 years ago. Then, a minute silence. Aging survivors among some 50,000 participants. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe laying a wreath for the thousands of victims who were killed instantly. And another 140,000 who died before the year was out.
Later in 1945, another US atomic bomb on the southern city of Nagasaki. Japan surrendered six days later. For the first time this year a US president visited Hiroshima. Barack Obama was struck by the spirit of a place Mayor Kazumi Matsui said, that refuses to forgive absolute evil. Matsui urging world leaders to work towards a future without nuclear weapons.
And in the present, prayers and incense for many thousands of dead.