Japan to hold Oceania's 1st A-bomb exhibition in New Zealand

The Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims said Friday it will hold Oceania's first atomic bomb exhibition in New Zealand from November through February.

The hall has sponsored atomic bomb exhibitions in 11 cities in eight countries including the United States and Russia since 2005.

The coming Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb exhibition in New Zealand, known for its anti-nuclear foreign policy, is designed to promote the movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

At the exhibition, which will last from Nov. 19 to Dec. 12 in Auckland and from Jan. 24 to Feb. 9 in Wellington, displays will include a panorama photo of the epicenter of the Nagasaki atomic bomb blast on Aug. 9, 1945, and its vicinity.

Reiko Hada, 77, who was 2.6 kilometers away from the epicenter when the bomb struck and who engaged in rescue operations, will attend the exhibition to speak about her experiences.