Photo exhibition spotlights pain of Vietnamese, Japanese war victims hinh anh 1At the exhibition (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – An exhibition featuring photos on war victims in Japan and Vietnam opened in Ho Chi Minh City on November 21.

On display are nearly 50 colour and black-and-white photos and excerpts of articles, reflecting great losses and long-lasting consequences suffered by victims of the wars in Vietnam and Japan in the past.

The works also clearly show evidence of crime that the wars caused to innocent people in the two countries.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice President of the Vietnam Peace Committee Ton Nu Thi Ninh underlined the importance of peace for a sustainable future.

She called on people to speak up, play their role and act for peace in particular, and in solving problems of humanity in general, saying that the people must join hands for a world without nuclear weapons.

According to the Vietnam Peace Committee, the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities on August 6 and 9, 1945, killed 210,000 people. Ten years later, the first World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs was held.

Up to now, the movement of peace has constantly developed worldwide, bringing peace-loving people together with great efforts to fight nuclear weapons for a world without nuclear weapons and for peace to all the people.

Vietnam has been always consistent with its policy of opposing wars and nuclear weapons. The country was one of the first countries that supported and signed the global treaty banning nuclear weapons in 2017.

The exhibition, jointly organised by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, the Vietnam Peace Committee, the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin, the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) and the War Remnants Museum, will last until November 24./.