People pray for atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Photo: Reuters

Hiroshima mayor wants Japan to ban nuclear weapons. Shinzo Abe says no way

  • Japan has refused to participate in the UN treaty, along with other countries under the US nuclear umbrella
  • After a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, the prime minister said the treaty is ‘not based on the real aspects of security’
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People pray for atomic bomb victims in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Photo: Reuters
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