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From Hiroshima to Fukushima via WSJ Japan Realtime

Saturday marks the 66th anniversary of the first dropping of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima—and the first one since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Anti-nuclear power activists will use the annual Peace Ceremony in Hiroshima to try and draw parallels between the two. “Once there is radiation, they (nuclear weapons and power plants) are the same,” said Naruaki Kuno, spokesman of the Hiroshima-area group, “People Who Want to Live Without Nuclear Power Plants.” The group hopes to gather 1,000 people to protest at the headquarters of the regional utility, Chugoku Electric Power Co., after the Peace Ceremony. Chugoku Electric currently has two working nuclear reactors, one under construction, and plans to build two more after that.

Local officials aren’t ready to go as far as the protesters.

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