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Nagasaki and Peace
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“Peace lanterns” (Courtesy of the Peace Lanterns Operating Committee)
On the evening before the August 9 atomic bomb anniversary, the peace lanterns - with candles made by children - are placed around the Peace Fountain.


In August of 1945, that atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing death and suffering to many residents of those cities. In the August 9 bombing of Nagasaki the death toll was 74, 000, with another 75,000 wounded. Most of those killed were women, children, infants and the elderly, as most adult men were off at the front lines of the war. Many of those who survived the bombing are still suffering even now from the after effects of radiation (as recorded in Nagasaki Genbaku Sensai Shi [Records of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing]).


The Nagasaki Peace Flame Monument was built by the hands of Nagasaki citizens as a symbol of the hope that Nagasaki will be the last place on earth to suffer an atomic bombing. The small flame that burns at the top was sent from Olympian city in Greece to Nagasaki in 1983. It is said that in ancient Greece all warring parties stopped fighting while the flame was burning during the Olympic Games. Thus, the Olympian Flame is also a symbol of peace. In the evening on every August 8 "Peace Lanterns"(see above) are lit from this flame.


series:Testimonies of the Atomic Bomb Survivors

"Testimonies of the Atomic Bomb Survivors" are translated excerpts selected from scripts of the radio program “Speaking of the Atomic Bomb” (presently entitled “Nagasaki Testifies”) aired by the Nagasaki Broadcasting Co. (NBC) since the autumn of 1968.

No.1 Ms. Sakue Shimohira
Adviser of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Bereaved Families Association
No.2
No.3
Mr. Sumiteru Taniguchi (1)
Mr. Sumiteru Taniguchi (2)
Commissioner of the Japan Association of Atomic Bomb Survivors
No.4
No.5
Ms. Chieko Watanabe (1)
Ms. Chieko Watanabe (2)
Internationally active as a speaker on the atomic bombings
No.6
No.7
Mr. Senji Yamaguchi (1)
Mr. Senji Yamaguchi (2)
Former commissioner of the Japan Association of Atomic Bomb Survivors
No.8
No.9
Mrs. Chiyoko Egashira (1)
Mrs. Chiyoko Egashira (2)
Former teacher at the Shiroyama Primary School
No.10
No.11
Dr. Tatsuichiro Akizuki (1)
Dr. Tatsuichiro Akizuki (2)
Former medical director of the St. Francis Hospital
No.12
No.13
Mr. Kohei Koyano(1)
Mr. Kohei Koyano(2)
The second president of Nagasaki University
No.14
No.15
Mr. Wakamatsu Nagano(1)
Mr. Wakamatsu Nagano(2)
Governor of Nagasaki Prefecture at the time of the bombing
No.16
No.17
Dr. Masao Shiotsuki(1)
Dr. Masao Shiotsuki(2)
Military doctor at the Omura Naval Hospital at the time of the bombing
No.18
No.19
Mr. Yoshihide Suzuki(1)
Mr. Yoshihide Suzuki(2)
Former executive director of the Nagasaki Prefecture Association for Friends of Registered Hibakusha
No.20
No.21
Mr. Eizo Tajima (1)
Mr. Eizo Tajima (2)
Former professor at Rikkyo University College of Science and a member of the UN Science Committee
No.22
No.23
Dr. Ichiro Shibata (1)
Dr. Ichiro Shibata (2)
Army doctor with the rank of lieutenant who was stationed at Hario marine base in Sasebo at the time of the bombing of Nagasaki.
No.24

Ms. Yose Matsuo
The hibakusha closest to the hypocenter
No.25
No.26

Mr. Shin’ichi Koyanagi (1)
Mr. Shin’ichi Koyanagi (2)
At the time of the bombing, Koyanagi was the second gunner in Squad 5 at the Konpira anti-aircraft battery.
No.27
No.28

Dr. Shigetsune Iikura (1)
Dr. Shigetsune Iikura (2)
Former chief medical officer for the Port of Nagasaki Coast Guard
No.29
No.30

Ms. Emiko Fukahori (1)
Ms. Emiko Fukahori (2)
Orphaned by the bombing
No.31
No.32

Mr. Shigeo Hayashi (1)
Mr. Shigeo Hayashi (2)
a photographer who documented the aftermath of the Nagasaki bomb in pictures

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