「1949年」カテゴリーアーカイブ

【資料】天皇「ヒロシマ巡幸」1947.12.7

【資料】天皇「ヒロシマ巡幸」 1947.12.7

[広島市民広場での]御言葉

[『天皇と廣島』(小野勝、広島文化社、1949)所収]

この度は皆の熱心なる歓迎を受けて嬉しく思う。
本日は親しく広島市の復興の跡を見て満足に思う。広島市の受けた災禍に対しては同情にたえない。
我々はこの犠牲を無駄にすることなく平和日本を建設して世界平和に貢献しなければならない。

THE NEW YORK TIMES 1949.12.8

Hirohito Rules Out New ‘Pearl Harbor’

by The United Press

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Dec. 7 –Emperor Hirohito pledged today that Japan never again would pursue policies that might lead to another “Pearl Harbor” as he addressed 40,000 persons at this atom-bombed city on the sixth anniversary of the attack on Hawaii.

In an unprecedented and unexpected speech, the Emperor said the Japanese people “must work to contribute to world peace and rebuild the country.”

He expressed the deepest personal sorrow at the atomic disaster that had befallen Hiroshima, but said Japan faced the future hopefully

Emperor Hirohito stood alone and unattended on a raised openair platform in the center of the atomic bomb. Australian military police aided in controlling the crowds.