Japanese gov't owes its people solid promise not to rearm
Updated: 2015-08-06 16:39
BEIJING - Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the Japanese city Hiroshima. While Japan commemorated the victims, the government should promise its nationals not to arm itself again to avoid recurrence of such tragedies.
On Aug 5, 1945, a US B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" on Hiroshima. Three days later, the Japanese port city of Nagasaki was leveled off by a second nuclear bomb.
The two attacks devoured hundreds of thousands of lives and left survivors struggling with unbearable pains for the rest of their life due to radiation exposure.
They also forced Japan to surrender unconditionally to the Allied Forces on Aug. 15, 1945, bringing an end to the World War II(WWII).
The anniversary is a sad but firm reminder that war tortures everyone and hard-won peace should be treasured by all.
Japan, a major aggressor in WWII, not only inflicted horrendous losses of lives and massive destruction on its Asian neighbors, but also dragged innocent Japanese people into the abyss of darkness.