HIROSHIMA

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (L) pays his respects during a ceremony to mark the 76th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2021. - Japan OUT (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT (Photo by STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty Images)

77th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

On the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, the Japanese prime minister called on the world to abandon nuclear weapons. On Saturday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida among thousands of attendees observed the deaths of 140,000 citizens who lost their lives in 1945. Kishida also announced Hiroshima will be hosting next year’s G7 summit where officials hope to rally world leaders behind a pledge of denuclearization.