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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 South Manchuria Railway Co., died when she was 3 and two years later Shimohira and her sister, who was two years younger, were adopted by a relative in the city of Nagasaki.

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