Noting that the Non-Proliferation Treaty entered into force 50 years ago, Taue urged the US and Russian Federation to show a workable way toward their nuclear disarmament at the NPT review process next year.
"As a country that has experienced the horrors of nuclear weapons, please sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and see to its ratification at the earliest possible date", said Tomihisa Taue, Nagasaki mayor.
"Nuclear arms reductions are far too late in coming".
The treaty, adopted three years ago, prohibits the development, possession and use of nuclear weapons.
Even though Tokyo renounces its possession, hosting, or production of atomic weapons, as a USA ally Japan hosts 50,000 American troops and is guarded by the United States nuclear umbrella.
Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue delivers a speech at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the USA atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Survivors and pacifist groups say Japan is virtually siding with the US and other nuclear states.
The attack on Nagasaki occurred just three days after the United States carried out the world's first ever atomic bombing in Hiroshima.
Noting the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entered into force 50 decades back, Taue advocated the USA and Russian Federation to demonstrate a viable way towards their nuclear disarmament in the NPT review process next year.
"Nagasaki bears a responsibility as a witness of catastrophic results the nuclear weapon caused to humanity and environment".
A message from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was conveyed in the ceremony.
The post-WWII security agreement interrupts the drive for Japan to sign the treaty because it beefs up its military to manage dangers from North Korea and China, amongst others.
Abe said Japan will adhere to its three anti-nuclear principles against producing, possessing and allowing the entry of nuclear weapons into Japanese territory while working as a bridge between countries taking differing positions on nuclear weapons. "This alarming trend must be reversed".
While Japan inwardly looks at the tragedies it had experienced at the end of World War II, historians and political minds of the worldwide community have encouraged Japan to come to see themselves not as merely victims of the atomic bombings but also as the perpetrators who led to these tragic incidents to happen in the first place.
In 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.
"There isn't much time left for us", said Shigemi Fukabori, 89.
He worked at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s Nagasaki Shipyard when the plutonium bomb detonated.
"I hope young people will receive this baton of peace and keep running".
Many peace events, including survivors' talks leading up to the anniversary, were cancelled because of the coronavirus, but some survivors have teamed up with students and pacifist groups to speak at online events.
The ceremony was held at the Peace Park and the number of participants this year was roughly one-tenth of the usual number to avoid crowding as COVID-19 continues to spread across the country.