Hiroshima Day brings nuclear fuel pledge

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The Independent Online

Paper lanterns float on the Motoyasu River near Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome yesterday, the 66th anniversary of the nuclear bomb that killed some 140,000 people in the city in 1945.

The Prime Minster, Naoto Kan, used the occasion to pledge a reduction in Japan's dependence on nuclear power. The Fukushima plant suffered severe damage in the tsunami in March.