On 6 August in Japan’s history

1945-08-06 Hiroshima 8h15

ON 6 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 6, 2019

1180: Birth of Go-Toba, 82nd emperor of Japan (1183-1198) who died on March 28, 1239
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Toba

1945: The first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima

1945-08-06 Hiroshima 8h15
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/6/newsid_3602000/3602189.stm
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2015/08/atomic-bomb-1945-destruction-150805160108614.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtSt5XZ7fq4&feature=related

1946: Birth of Masaaki Sakai, Japanese comedian
http://www.monkeyheaven.com/masaaki.html

1965: Birth of Yuki Kajiura, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki_Kajiura
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3914

1991: Doi Takako, chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party (Japan), becomes Japan’s first female speaker of the House of Representatives
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/doi_takako.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Doi

2010: Japan marked the 65th anniversary on Friday of the 1945 uranium bomb attack on Hiroshima in which an estimated 140,000 people died. The ceremony was the first ever to be attended by representatives from the United States, Britain and France
http://www.france24.com/en/20100805-us-attend-biggest-ever-hiroshima-memorial-japan-britain-france-nagasaki-world-war-ii
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10888571

2014: Japan’s defence white paper for 2014 criticises China’s air defence identification zone, which declared unilaterally in November over the East China Sea, as dangerous, asserting the move could result in “unintended consequences,” and expressed strong concern over China’s expansion of military power

2015 : Hiroshima marks 70 years since atomic bomb
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33792789
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/prayers-held-hiroshima-marks-70-years-bomb-150806055100557.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/08/06/hiroshima-holds-70th-memorial-of-atomic-tragedy/

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) – Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima



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