Sadako Sasaki was 2 when exposed to the bomb, she died at 12. She had Lukeamia. She tried to fold 1000 paper cranes as she thought she would then have a wish granted. She didn't reach her goal so her classmates carried on. Now children over the world fold paper cranes and send them to this memorial to remember the children of Hiroshima.
Hiroshima April 11th 2010 Today I visited Hiroshima, a city that manufactures Mazda cars, has one of the world's best symphony orchestras and some of the best sports teams in Japan. But Hiroshima is also a city which is only known in the west for being the first place in the world to suffer an atomic bomb when one was detonated 600m above the city at 8:15am on the 6 August 1945.
During World War II Hiroshima was the ma ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima » Hiroshima In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more