Photo: (Wiki – Atomic Bomb Dome and modern buildings, Author: Hirotsugu Mori, 28th November 2006 -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DSCN0282.JPG
Japan Times - “HIROSHIMA — Inside Hiroshima’s Peace Park, tens of thousands of survivors, relatives, government officials and diplomats observed the 67th anniversary Monday of the city’s atomic bombing, while just outside others marked the occasion by loudly protesting the decision to reactivate two nuclear reactors.
The Japan Times newspaper reported today that outside the memorial ceremony, protesters at an antinuclear rally could be heard shouting "Go home, Noda" during the prime minister’s speech.
One participant, Kyoto resident Koichiro Mori, 21, said he was enraged by the administration’s decision to reactivate two reactors at the Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.
"What does someone promoting nuclear energy have to say at a gathering like this?" Mori asked. "I think that Noda visiting Hiroshima is an insult to the hibakusha, and I feel a deep sense of anger."
The Times went on to report that in March 2012, the tally of survivors from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki stood at 210,830, 8,580 fewer 2011. The average age of a survivor living in Japan is 78, according to the Hiroshima Municipal Government.
Hiroshima’s dead remembered amid protest chants from Fukushima,
Masami Ito, Japan Times – August 7th, 2012 – http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120807a1.html