Japan seeks to embrace supplementary non-proliferation agreement at G-7 summit

NHK reported that the Japanese government, led by Fumio Kishida, has called for a paper on the importance of nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation to be adopted at the upcoming G-7 summit.

The channel added that we are talking about the adoption of a separate document from the final statement. She explained that Tokyo is discussing this initiative with representatives of other G7 countries, noting that Japan, as the only country in the world affected by the military use of nuclear weapons, wants to send a signal to the international community about the need to intensify efforts in the field of nuclear disarmament. and non-proliferation.

Japan is chairing the G7 this year. In the period from May 19 to 21, the city of Hiroshima, which was subjected to the American atomic bombing on August 6, 1945, will host the G7 summit.

The United States launched atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, with the stated goal of hastening Japan’s surrender. And two strikes became the only example of the use of nuclear weapons in the history of mankind. Between 70,000 and 100,000 people died immediately as a result of the American atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima, and many survivors subsequently died from radiation sickness and other effects of the bombing. The total number of victims of the atomic attack on Hiroshima, according to the latest data, exceeded 308 thousand people. As for the city of Nagasaki, it was subjected to another atomic bombing on August 9, 1945, as a result of which about 70,000 people died at the time of the explosion and the city was almost completely destroyed. The death toll from this bombing exceeds 175 thousand people.

Source: TASS

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