- General News
EU Ambassador Pays Tribute to Nagasaki A-Bomb Victims
14:07 JST, February 4, 2023
NAGASAKI — Jean-Eric Paquet, the EU ambassador to Japan, visited Nagasaki City on Friday to pay tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing there. The visit was made possible after the EU, which has been supporting Ukraine amid the Russian invasion, approached Nagasaki to deepen ties with the city that recovered from an atomic bombing.
Paquet, as well as ambassadors to Japan from Germany, France and other EU member states, visited the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and heard a speech by Mayor Tomihisa Taue about the city’s efforts and its recovery after the tragedy of the atomic bombing. They also met with Masao Tomonaga, 79, an atomic bomb survivor and honorary director of the Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital. Afterwards, they placed a wreath at the monument in Hypocenter Park.
Paquet said at a press conference after the tour that the people of the world must see Nagasaki now that Russia has invaded Ukraine and has suggested it might resort to the use of nuclear weapons. He added that it is the mission of the world to maintain peace and order.
"Society" POPULAR ARTICLE
JCG Captain Mistook ‘No. 1’ Position for Permission to Take off Prior to Haneda Accident; Voice Recorders Being Analyzed
Possibility of Warning-Level Snowfall in Tokyo’s 23 Wards; Heavy Snow Expected in Japan’s Kanto-Koshin Region (UPDATE 5)
Over 10 Killer Whales Trapped Amid Drift Ice Off Coast of Hokkaido’s Shiretoko Peninsula
Earthquake Measuring Magnitude 4.3 Hits Kyoto Prefecture; No Tsunami Expected (Update 1)
One Month to go Until the Hokuriku Shinkansen Extension; the “First Train” Sells Out in 1 Minute
JN ACCESS RANKING
- Current Account Surplus Doubles in ’23
- Japan Real Wages Fall at Steepest Pace in 9 Years in 2023
- Pressure Mounting for Wage Increases in Shunto Negotiations; Fears about the Response of Struggling SMEs
- North Korean Workers in China Riot over Unpaid Wages; 2,000 Occupy Factory, Kill Plant Manager
- JCG Captain Mistook ‘No. 1’ Position for Permission to Take off Prior to Haneda Accident; Voice Recorders Being Analyzed