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Before reading this site (Messages from Hiroshima, Messages from Nagasaki)
■ When translating the messages into English, we have edited some of them to make them easier to read. Factual mistakes were corrected as much as possible.
■ The messages were basically collected in the Questionnaire conducted 60 years after A-bombing. However, the ones in which the corrections had been requested by the writers were revised. The messages marked as (2010) were newly received at the time of the Japanese website opening.
■ In the 2005 questionnaire, we asked survivors to write messages, showing some example questions below. Therefore, many messages were written according to these questions.
■ About the terms categorized how the writer was exposed to the A-bombing:
These categories are based on the answer for the 2005 questionnaire:
■ 'Age at the time of the A-bombing' in each message is based on August 6, 1945 for Hiroshima or August 9, 1945 for Nagasaki, even if the person entered the city later.
■ There are some cases that have no age or exposure situation given.
■ Some of the writers have already passed away.
■ Some messages are anonymous due to the writer's preference.
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