• Kyodo


Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders gathered Wednesday in Manhattan to mark the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing with a ceremony featuring musicians and a survivor of the blast who now lives in New York state.

At precisely 7:15 p.m. New York time — coinciding with the exact moment the nuclear blast occurred seven decades ago — a peace bell was rung by more than a dozen attendees, including Tomiko Morimoto West, 83. She lived through the bomb’s aftermath as a young girl.

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