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Hiroshima Researcher Mori Shigeaki Makes First-Ever Visit to AmericaCharles A. Radin /Mugi Hanao

The hibakusha Mori Shigeaki spent more than four decades tracking down the families of 12 US prisoners of war who perished in the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This year he made his first trip to the United States, meeting relatives of the victims and praying for peace together with citizens of the allied nation that was once Japan’s enemy.

Hiroshima Historian Mori Shigeaki Heads for America

Over more than four decades, Mori Shigeaki investigated 12 US servicemen who died in the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, contacting all of their families to let them know their fate. In May 2018 he makes his first-ever trip to the United States, where he will meet with surviving relatives to comfort them and share his wishes for peace.

Preserving the Hibakusha Legacy: Project in Hiroshima Aims to Keep Testimonies of Atomic Bomb Survivors AliveMasuda Miki

As the hibakusha population dwindles, we move closer to a time when no victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima will be alive to share their stories of loss and suffering. To keep these accounts alive, Hiroshima has begun a project to train successors to pass down the experiences of A-bomb survivors.

Japan’s Nakamitsu Praises Hibakusha over Nuke Ban Pact (News)

New York, July 10 (Jiji Press)—Japan's Nakamitsu Izumi, UN undersecretary-general and high representative for disarmament affairs, said Monday that efforts by hibakusha atomic bomb survivors have led to the adoption on Friday of the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear arms. Activities by hibakusha that highlight the inhumanity of nuclear weapons "generated a huge movement to create a treaty in a h…

The Japanese Historian Honoring Hiroshima’s American DeadJulian Ryall

The August 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima also ended the lives of 12 American POWs held in the city. Amateur historian Mori Shigeaki has spent over 40 years identifying them and locating their families, a process that drew the attention of US filmmaker Barry Frechette, whose Paper Lanterns chronicles Mori’s work.

A Glimpse of Nagasaki: 70 Years After the Atomic BombHarano Jōji

For centuries the port city of Nagasaki was a window for foreign trade, visited by ships from China, Korea, and countries as far away as Europe. At 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, 374 years after the first Portuguese trader landed at its port, an atomic bomb detonated over the city, spreading death and destruction. Together with Hiroshima, Nagasaki stands as a “legacy of tragedy” and an invocation of peace.

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