Japan remembers Nagasaki victims
The US has sent its first representative to the annual memorial for the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, as the Japanese city remembered the historic horrors of radiation amid the nation's unfolding nuclear crisis.
As in past years, a moment of silence was observed at 11.02am, 66 years after the moment the bomb dropped on the southern city on August 9, 1945, in the closing days of the Second World War.
Mayor Tomihisa Taue called for change in Japan's policy, which has for decades vehemently pursued nuclear power and asked the nation work to develop safer kinds of energy.
The US sent its first representative to the memorial, Charge d'Affaires James P Zumwalt.