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Dreaming of a world with no nuclear bombs

But 73 years after 1st atomic blast, obstacles to disarmament remain

Mr Kosei Mito cycles around the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with a singular mission in mind: To tell visitors what he thinks is missing from the official narrative behind the atomic bombing that levelled his city on Aug 6, 1945.

His mother Tomie, now 100, was four months pregnant with him when the bomb, code-named "Little Boy", was dropped. Three days later, "Fat Man" was detonated over Nagasaki.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2018, with the headline 'Dreaming of a world with no nuclear bombs'. Print Edition | Subscribe