Mona Nakanishi, a TV celebrity from Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, believed until she moved to Tokyo that children across Japan came to school every Aug. 6 to offer prayers for victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

The 37-year-old ex-news anchorwoman, formerly known as Mona Yamamoto, said children in Hiroshima were once taught to fear the sound of an airplane flying overhead during summer.

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