A boy looks at candles during a candlelit memorial event to mourn the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing at Nagasaki"s Peace Park in western Japan
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Nagasaki atomic bomb marked in Japan, 70 years on

The Japanese city of Nagasaki has marked 70 years since the dropping of an atomic bomb by the United States.

A ceremony at the Nagasaki Peace Park observed a minute's silence.

Speeches by a survivor and Nagasaki's mayor both criticised the attending Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his plans to loosen the restrictions on what Japan's military can do.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 09 Aug 2015
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