Hibakusha: A-bomb survivor feels overlap with young victims of Fukushima disaster via The Mainichi Daily News

A-bomb survivor Masahito Hirose, 81, feels an overlap between young people in the areas hit hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake and himself at that age.

“For a long time, I didn’t laugh,” he recalls as he flips through an old photo album. He was 15 when the bomb fell on Nagasaki. At the time he was at a factory only four kilometers away from the center of the blast.

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