Tens of thousands of people commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Japan commemorates the 75th anniversary of the devastating Hiroshima bombing. The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, claiming the lives of more than 20,000 Japanese soldiers and around 140,000 civilians.

Location: Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park

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Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.

Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

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