Hiroshima’s thoughts turn to Fukushima via The Japan Times Online

HIROSHIMA — On the eve of the annual ceremony to remember the dropping of the atomic bomb, the thoughts of many in Hiroshima were on those living near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

“Nobody knows the fear and uncertainty Fukushima residents face over radiation levels better than the people of Hiroshima,” said Setsuko Kumazaki, 68, who lost several relatives on Aug. 6, 1945.

While media polls over the past few months indicate a majority of Japanese favor reducing or eliminating the nation’s reliance on nuclear power, traditional groups formed to seek the abolition of nuclear weapons are more divided.

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