All papers reported on the peace memorial ceremony held on Wednesday in Nagasaki to mark the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing. Nagasaki Mayor Taue called on the GOJ to join a recently adopted treaty banning nuclear weapons. Prime Minister Abe stated in an address at the ceremony that Japan will take the initiative in nuclear disarmament by serving as a bridge between nuclear and non-nuclear powers. Abe, however, did not mention any specific measures, such as participation in the treaty. The ceremony was attended by representatives of 58 nations, including six nuclear powers – the U.S., the UK, France, Russia, China, and Israel.