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  • A city of southwest Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea west of Osaka. The city was destroyed in World War II when an American airplane dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare (August 6, 1945). The rebuilt city is an important commercial and industrial center.

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  • proper noun A city in Honshu, Japan, devastated by the first atomic bomb dropped in warfare on August 6, 1945.
  • proper noun figuratively catastrophe.

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  • noun a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area

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  • HIROSHIMA: The United States on Friday for the first time attended a ceremony commemorating its atomic bombing of Hiroshima, 65 years after the Japanese city's obliteration rang in the nuclear age.

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  • Poetics Available for download on the Internet Archive - Naropa Poetics Audio Archives www. archive.org PLUTONIAN ODE HIROSHIMA NUCLEAR TESTING The estimated "physically present" population of Hiroshima on August 6 1945 was 340000 -- 350000.

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  • HIROSHIMA - Japanese and U.S. veterans who fought in World War II played softball games Sunday in Hiroshima to play for peace.

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  • HIROSHIMA - Japanese and U.S. veterans who fought in World War II played softball games Sunday in Hiroshima to play for peace.

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  • HIROSHIMA - Japanese and U.S. veterans who fought in World War II played softball games Sunday in Hiroshima to play for peace.

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  • Previewing May 8 and opening May 13, I HAVE BEEN TO HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR revolves around two love stories: one, played out in memories, involves a Japanese man, who returns to Hiroshima after fighting in WWII, and a Japanese woman who dies instantly at the moment of detonation of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.

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  • THE HIROSHIMA PROJECT -- a 4-week cultural event featuring the premieres of American and Japanese plays, an award-winning film documentary, and open forums about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima 60 years later -- will be presented May 8 through 30 at The Ohio Theater (66

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  • THE HIROSHIMA PROJECT -- a 4-week cultural event featuring the premieres of American and Japanese plays, an award-winning film documentary, and open forums about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima 60 years later -- will be presented May 8 through 30 at The Ohio Theater (66

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  • "Hiroshima" is also another strong offering from him.

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  • Cameron and Charles Pellegrino, the author of the book, visited Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a survivor of both atomic blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to discuss the experience of a nuclear explosion.

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