from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western Kyushu, Japan, on Nagasaki Bay, an inlet of the East China Sea. The first Japanese port to be opened to foreign trade in the 16th century, Nagasaki was devastated by the second atomic bomb used in World War II (August 9, 1945). Population: 452,000.
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- proper n. A large city in Western Kyushu, in Japan; it was annihilated by the second military use of the atomic bomb on August 9, 1945.
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- n. a city in southern Japan on Kyushu; a leading port and shipbuilding center; on August 9, 1945 Nagasaki became the second populated area to receive an atomic bomb
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Compared to that, what happened in the Pacific, except for what we did to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is going to seem as remote and routine an example of human folly as the Napoleonic Wars, of interest to historians and hobbyists but of no more importance than any other example of wholesale slaughter you can name.
"I don't want to harp, but I still don't see how what happened to Hiroshima and Nagasaki is any worse than what happened to other cities like Tokyo and Dresden."
I don't want to harp, but I still don't see how what happened to Hiroshima and Nagasaki is any worse than what happened to other cities like Tokyo and Dresden.
In separate incidents, Japanese men have been arrested over the past week for throwing flares or smoke-bombs at Chinese consulates in Nagasaki and Fukuoka.
He was there on a business trip and survived with serious burns, only to make his way back to his home in Nagasaki just in time for the bomb to be dropped there.
Rui Nagasaki is a high school student living on her own.
On Sunday, a 20-year-old man was arrested after he threw what appeared to be a flare at the Chinese Consulate General in Nagasaki, police said.
Born in Nagasaki, Japan on November 8,1954, Kazuo Ishiguro moved to Britain in 1960 at the age of five when his father began research at the National Institute of Oceanography.
Burnt Shadows begins begins in Nagasaki at the end of World War II, and ends shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
He also mentioned that there was serious damage in Nagasaki, but the details were unknown.