One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue Setting & Symbolism

Ishii Takayuki
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Japan

Japan was a member of the Axis Powers that opposed the Allied Forces in World War II. In August 1945, the war was winding down but the US and the Allied Forces were planning on bringing it to a swift and definitive conclusion.

Hiroshima

An atomic bomb that was dubbed "Little Boy" was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. The city was selected for the attack because it was a large defense manufacturer.

Nagasaki

An atomic bomb that was dubbed "Fat Man" was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, a few days after the attack on Hiroshima. Like Hiroshima, Nagasaki was a manufacturer of military arms and equipment.

Atomic Bomb

The atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, was developed by the US and its allies in a secret program called The Manhattan Project. The nuclear reaction that was set off in the blast resulted in...

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