Warm greetings from Nagasaki. My name is TAUE Tomihisa, Mayor of Nagasaki and also the Vice-President of Mayors for Peace.
On behalf of the citizens of Nagasaki, I would like to extend the message to the IPB and NGOs, unions, community groups and citizens.
At 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was devastated by a single atomic bomb. More than 74,000 precious lives were lost, and a further 75,000 were injured. Even today, those who narrowly survived carry deep mental and physical scars that will never heal and continue to suffer from aftereffects due to radiation exposure.