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An Atomic Anniversary in the City the Bomb Spared - CityLab

Japanese historian Toshinobu Hibino wishes that the world knew his hometown simply as a flourishing, environmentally responsible former industrial city, a place where sleek bullet trains and monorails glide in and out of the bustling town center. History, however, had other plans for Kokura, a city on Japans southern island of Kyushu, whose story is indelibly linked with the infamous fates that befell two nearby citiesHiroshima and Nagasakiin August 1945.