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Yasujiro Tanaka

First Generation, Nagasaki
"You are only given / one life / so cherish this moment / cherish this day / be kind to others / be kind to yourself."
Yasujiro Tanaka

Fujio Torikoshi

First Generation, Hiroshima
"Life is a curious treasure."
Fujio Torikoshi

Michiko Yagi

First Generation, Nagasaki
"The site of the bombing – Matsuyama-machi – is now a pristine park. Back then, however, it was a..."
Michiko Yagi

Yoshiyuki Midou

First Generation, Hiroshima
“We will never come together as long as we hang onto nationalistic sentiments. We must instill in our future..."
Yoshiyuki Midou

Yoshiro Yamawaki

First Generation, Nagasaki
"'The atom bomb killed victims three times,' a college professor once said. Indeed, the nuclear blast has three components..."
Yoshiro Yamawaki

Kumiko Arakawa

First Generation, Nagasaki
Kumiko Arakawa

Shizuko Mitamura

First Generation, Nagasaki
"Under that mushroom cloud, in a single moment, countless innocent lives were consumed by a catastrophic air blast..."
Shizuko Mitamura

Ryouga Suwa

First Generation, Hiroshima
“Within the Buddhist vernacular, there is a bird called the gumyouchou. This bird has one body and two heads..."
Ryouga Suwa

Mutsuhiko Segoshi

First Generation, Hiroshima
“Hibakusha are a rapidly aging population. I too am now a senior citizen and my days are limited. Now is the time..."
Mutsuhiko Segoshi

Jongkeun Lee

First Generation, Hiroshima
"The atomic bomb is incomparable to other weapons. It not only involves heat and a deadly explosion, but also a lasting..."
Jongkeun Lee

Kiyoko Koizumi

First Generation, Hiroshima
"I was 2.5km away from the hypocenter during the bomb attack. I did not incur any major burns or injuries, as I was inside..."
Kiyoko Koizumi

Takato Michishita

First Generation, Nagasaki
"Dear young people who have never experienced war, wars begin covertly. If you sense it coming, it may be too late..."
Takato Michishita

Tatsuro Naito

First Generation, Hiroshima
“I was exposed to the atomic bomb when I was three years old in Nishiku-Mukainada, 4.8km from the hypocenter..."
Tatsuro Naito

Inosuke Hayasaki

First Generation, Nagasaki
"I am very thankful for the opportunity to meet with you and speak with you about world peace and the..."
Inosuke Hayasaki

Kohji Hosokawa

First Generation, Hiroshima
“I believe that the atomic bomb was dropped not on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but on humanity as a whole..."
Kohji Hosokawa

Minoru Morishita

First Generation, Nagasaki
Minoru Morishita

Shigeko Matsumoto

First Generation, Nagasaki
"I pray that every human being finds peace. Matsumoto Shigeko"
Shigeko Matsumoto

Hiroaki Kawasaki

First Generation, Hiroshima
“A single atomic bomb scalded homes, shattered dreams, took many, many lives. And as if that weren’t enough..."
Hiroaki Kawasaki

Mitsuto Terakawa

First Generation, Hiroshima
“As a hibakusha, all I can do is pray for world peace. May we live the rest of our days with no nuclear war. Mitsuto Terakawa”
Mitsuto Terakawa

Motoko Okinishi

First Generation, Nagasaki
“In 1945, I was exposed to the atomic bomb, 4.1km away from the hypocenter. My 17-year-old surrogate brother was killed..."
Motoko Okinishi

Emiko Okada

First Generation, Hiroshima
“War is one of two things: either you kill, or get killed. Many children are victimized by..."
Emiko Okada

Masaharu Abe

Hiroshima, Second Generation
“May there be no more war… How long must one pray for this? My days are spent busy at work; I think less and less..."
Masaharu Abe

Mariko Higashino

Hiroshima, Second Generation
“I am a second generation hibakusha. I work as a legacy successor to tell the stories of my mother, who was exposed..."
Mariko Higashino

Tomiko Ogoshi

Nagasaki, Second Generation
“Living in peace is when each and every person quells their desires, displays compassion toward others' feelings..."
Tomiko Ogoshi

Masakatsu Obata

First Generation, Nagasaki
“I often think that humans go into war to satisfy their greed. If we rid ourselves of greed and help each other instead..."
Masakatsu Obata

Chisako Takeoka

First Generation, Hiroshima
“The other day, I shared my hibakusha experience with a group of energetic sixth graders. When I was finished..."
Chisako Takeoka

Reiko Fujino

Hiroshima, Second Generation
“Before anything, I ask that you make an effort to learn what happened in Hiroshima. Fujino Reiko”
Reiko Fujino

Tsuneo Nagano

Hiroshima, Second Generation
“My father was a hibakusha, which makes me a second generation hibakusha. When the bomb was dropped, my father..."
Tsuneo Nagano

Keiko Okinishi

Nagasaki, Second Generation
"Thank you for taking the time to read my message. My mother is a hibakusha from Nagasaki. As a second generation hibakusha..."
Keiko Okinishi

Akito Kawamoto

First Generation, Hiroshima
"Through meeting (members of the future generation) at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, I have been able to..."
Akito Kawamoto

Sadame Kawamoto

Hiroshima, Second Generation
“Everybody knows that war is bad. And yet, war continues to occur due to religious, economical, and political conflict. I am a..."
Sadame Kawamoto

Itsuyo Ota

Nagasaki, Second Generation
"Love & Peace / I pray that every human spirit / Is able to thrive without being bound by feelings of hate, envy or sorrow..."
Itsuyo Ota

Sumito Sato

Nagasaki, Second Generation
“Please learn the history. To prevent from creating another hibakusha, to preserve this green earth. Saito Sumito 2017.6.24"
Sumito Sato

Kosuke Matsuo

Nagasaki, Second Generation
Kosuke Matsuo

Sr. Chiyoko Higashi

Nagasaki, Witness
“Due to the atomic bomb attack on August 9 at 11:02am, our school lost the precious lives of 207 students and seven staff members..."
Sr. Chiyoko Higashi

Hiromi Hasai

First Generation, Hiroshima
"Can one kill for peace? Hibakusha are not asking for an apology or compensation. We simply wish to..."
Hiromi Hasai

Maki Hori

Hiroshima, Second Generation
"Nuclear weapons destroy humans indiscriminately, regardless of nationality or race. You are not pardoned if you are a good person..."
Maki Hori

Hideki & Kiharu Kuroita

Fourth Generation, Nagasaki, Third Generation
"I am a third generation hibakusha; however, I have not been very cognizant of this throughout my life..."
Hideki & Kiharu Kuroita

Kazumi Yamada

First Generation, Nagasaki
"It has been 72 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The cruel and inhumane nature of this weapon..."
Kazumi Yamada

Miyuki Kuroita

Nagasaki, Second Generation
"March 1, 1951 is my birthday. I am also a second generation hibakusha. I have never experienced war. I learned about..."
Miyuki Kuroita

Shinichi Konishi

First Generation, Nagasaki
"Pika! Don! It was a fireball explosion that emitted a blinding light and a loud reverberation that shook the earth..."
Shinichi Konishi

Sachiko Matsuo

First Generation, Nagasaki
"Peace is our number one priority."
Sachiko Matsuo
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