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    An atomic cloud billows above Hiroshima city following the explosion of the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare in Hiroshima, in this handout photo taken by the US Army on August 6, 1945, and distributed by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

    US Embassy Warns Americans of Tokyo Bombing Anniversary Protest in Japan

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    American nationals in Japan should be aware of a protest planned for March 10 in Tokyo, which will take place near the American diplomatic compound, the US embassy stated in a security message on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The bombing of Tokyo took place during the US Pacific campaigns in World War II.

    A photo dated September 1945 of the remains of the Prefectural Industry Promotion Building after the bombing of Hiroshima, which was later preserved as a monument. (File)
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    A photo dated September 1945 of the remains of the Prefectural Industry Promotion Building after the bombing of Hiroshima, which was later preserved as a monument. (File)

    "Protestors will be demonstrating to call attention to the 1945 bombing of Tokyo," the message stated. "Police anticipate protesters to drive around the embassy and surrounding areas making pronouncements via speaker trucks."

    The US embassy noted that the vehicles will likely disrupt traffic in the area.

    "Protests in Japan are generally non-violent in nature, but at times can disrupt traffic," the message said. "Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence."

    Kimie Mihara, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing, looks at the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today in Hiroshima.
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    Kimie Mihara, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing, looks at the Atomic Bomb Dome, as it is known today in Hiroshima.

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