Nagasaki survivor, 80, tells stories of war for fallen

Aug 26, 2015

Nagasaki survivor, 80, tells stories of war for fallen

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Sakue Shimohira, an 80-year-old atomic bomb survivor in Nagasaki, is determined to continue serving as a storyteller for the sake of people who died without speaking of their agony. Shimohira was born in the northeast China region of Manchuria. Her father, an employee of ...

Aug 15, 2015

Oral tradition and the bomb

A new program pairs volunteers with survivors of the atomic bombings to their memories, their stories and their words alive via the tradition of oral storytelling.

Aug 11, 2015

Overseas A-bomb survivors likely to get Japanese medical aid

The Supreme Court is expected to uphold a lower court ruling that seeks to provide medical aid to overseas survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In June last year, the Osaka High Court found three survivors in South Korea eligible ...

Full text of Nagasaki Peace Declaration

Aug 9, 2015

Full text of Nagasaki Peace Declaration

At 11:02 a.m., on the 9th August 1945, a single atomic bomb instantly reduced Nagasaki to a ruin. A vast amount of radiation passed through people’s bodies, and the city was struck by heat rays and a blast that defy imagination. 74,000 of the ...