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'Flame of Hiroshima/Nagasaki' transfers to Fukushima as symbol of global efforts toward non-nuclear world


Seeking to realize a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear power, the “Flame of Hiroshima/Nagasaki”, kept at a Tokyo temple for about 30 years as a prayer for the abolition of nuclear weapons, was transferred to Hokyoji Temple in Naraha Town, Fukushima Prefecture.

The transfer ceremony took place on March 11, the day marking the 10th anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami which triggered nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP. The flame will be relabeled a “non-nuclear flame” with the aim of connecting the two A-bombed cities with Fukushima and Bikini Atoll, the former U.S. nuclear test site.(Mar.11/2021, Fukushima/Naraha)

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