At 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, some 350,000 people in Hiroshima were just beginning their day when an atomic bomb, nicknamed “Little Boy,” detonated 580 meters above the city, quickly killing an estimated 70,000 people.
The people alive today who survived the bombing of Hiroshima, and the subsequent destruction of Nagasaki, are known in Japanese as hibakusha. But 75 years on from the bombing, the number of survivors able to tell their stories is dwindling as they grow old and die.
- Is time running out to preserve Japan’s A-bomb legacy? (Peter Chordas, The Japan Times)
- Sharing Hiroshima’s legacy in the age of COVID-19 (Peter Chordas, The Japan Times)
- Shinzo Hamai’s Peace Declaration for the City of Hiroshima (City of Hiroshima)
- Hiroshima marks 75th atomic bomb anniversary, calls for unity amid pandemic (Kyodo, The Japan Times)
- Nearly 80% of A-bomb survivors struggle to pass on experiences (Kyodo, The Japan Times)
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