Second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashes fierce winds and rain on southern islands, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it edged northward into an area vulnerable to flooding and mudslides.
Hiroshima is stepping up efforts to keep the memories of the calamity alive, as the survivors of the bombing, known as hibakusha, get older.
The move, primarily aimed at Russia, could increase the risk of miscalculation between the two countries.
The Nobel peace laureate group ICAN's warning comes amid increasing tension in the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang's nuclear ambition.
Hundreds on Wednesday have attended a commemorative ceremony in Japan's Nagasaki to mark the 72nd anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombings that killed tens of thousands of people.
Sunday marks 72 years since the US dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
The season's third typhoon made landfall in Nagasaki prefecture. At least three people have been injured and up to 47 domestic flights were cancelled.
Thousands of people died instantly after the US dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The attack came just three days after the US dropped the first-ever atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
President Barack Obama touched down in Japan on Wednesday, kicking off a historic visit which will see him become the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima.
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