Tens of thousands of people gathered about 700 hundred kilometers (420 miles) west of Tokyo on Monday to commemorate 73 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
"If the human family forgets history or stops confronting it, we could again commit a awful error", Matsui said at a memorial ceremony to remember the atomic bombing.
Tens of thousands of people were killed instantly, and by the end of 1945, about 140,000 had died because of the effects of the attack.
The attack on Hiroshima, 700 kilometres west of Tokyo, in the closing days of World War II ushered in the nuclear age.More news: Canadian dollar falls after Saudi Arabia reportedly sells off assets
Wearing virtual reality headsets, users can take a walk along the Motoyasu River prior to the blast and see the businesses and buildings that once stood.
To recreate Hiroshima, the students studied old photographs and postcards and interviewed survivors of the bombing to hear their experiences and get their feedback on the VR footage. But he knows its impact from his firsthand experience of taking care of his late mother who lost her eyesight and was severely burned due to the bombing. "They say it's very nostalgic", added Katsushi Hasegawa, the computer teacher who has oversaw the project.
'Sometimes they start to reminisce about their memories from that time, and it really makes me glad that we created this'.More news: Estonia's military searching for Spanish missile accidentally fired during exercises
The Little Boy atomic bomb, the type detonated over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Japan on Monday marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. A good example would be over in Japan where high school students have produced a 5 minute VR experience that is meant to recreate the sights and sounds of what it was like when Hiroshima was bombed.
As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said two bombs were dropped on the two Japanese cities 73 years ago which resulted in death of thousands of innocent people, including women and children, and million were injured and crippled for life.
Speakers include Michael Vaughn, a military veteran; Denise Donnell of the Just Communities of Arkansas organization; Tristan Norman, a Hendrix College student-delegate who visited Japan earlier this year; and Frank LeBlanc, pastor of Westover Hills Presbyterian Church.More news: Heat warning remains in effect for today across southern Ontario