Residents in the western Tokyo suburb of Nishitokyo recently had a World War II flashback.

On July 10, an unexploded 1-ton bomb dropped in a U.S. air raid some 60 years ago was dug up by the Ground Self-Defense Force in the Higashifushimi district. An old woman living on the property said she remembered a bomb being out there, somewhere.

Roads were closed and about 7,000 residents evacuated before the 1.8-meter-long, 60-cm-diameter bomb was gingerly pulled out with a crane and defused.