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Hiroshima & Nagasaki

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Kim Myosu, a Korean-Japanese dancer, points to horror coming from the sky as she performs during a ceremony in Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 2015, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the killing of Korean forced laborers when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city. The Koreans had been brought to Japan to work as slaves during the war. The church in Japan has played a key role in addressing Japan's complicity in violence and murder during the war years. The ceremony included the participation of a delegation of pilgrims from the World Council of Churches who each came to Japan to see for themselves the results of the bombings 70 years ago, to listen to survivors and local church leaders, and to recommit themselves to new forms of advocacy for a world free of nuclear weapons.