Tokyo – This August, 69 years after the atomic bombings, NHK’s international service NHK World will relay scenes of the peace ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and various special programmes on the themes of nuclear weapons and peace. NHK World will report on how people of the afflicted places are working for the abolition of nuclear weapons and convey their thoughts on peace to the world.

· NHK World TV

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Special Edition: Remembering Hiroshima

August 6, 8am to 8.57am

The broadcast from 8am will be extended as a special edition to coincide with the peace ceremony in Hiroshima.

There will be a relay from the ceremony and pre-recorded items introducing basic knowledge about the atomic bombing for foreign viewers and local initiatives in the afflicted area aimed at abolishment nuclear weapons.

All of that will be interwoven with interviews with experts, studio analysis etc.

Other Newsline editions on August 6 will also use relay links to Hiroshima and report on the day’s events as they unfold.

Daily Reports: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 4 – 9

Newsline will broadcast a series of special reports from Hiroshima and Nagasaki made especially for the international audience. The topics will range from efforts to pass on the experience of the bombings to future generations to calls to the people of the world for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

On August 9, the day of the Nagasaki bombing, there will be an English version of the domestic Japanese broadcast from the peace ceremony and NEWSLINE will carry detailed updates and reports on the day’s events.

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