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Friday, December 14, 2018

73 years after US dropped atom bomb on Nagasaki, survivor warns about threat of nuclear warfare

In 1954, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack.

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Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat – an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha – that’s the Japanese word for a survivor of the atomic bomb – and Tatsuya Yoshioka is the co-founder and director of the Peace Boat.

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