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How Far Did the Black Rain Fall? Meteorologist Masuda Yoshinobu’s Promise via “Black Rain” Video Production Team

Japanese meteorologist Masuda Yoshinobu spent 30 years investigating the extent of the radioactive black rainfall in and around Hiroshima City after the US military dropped an atomic bomb there on August 6, 1945. The Japanese government has not acknowledged the health impact on people outside of the officially designated rainfall zone. Masuda discovered that the black rain had covered a much larger area than previously understood. His data helped win a historical court ruling in 2020 that the Japanese government is now appealing. Masuda, now 97 years old, continues his fight for the end of nuclear power and the abolishment of nuclear weapons. This is his story.

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