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From Asahi Shimbun

The letters from the Hibakusha


'The letters from the Hibakusha' were written in 2010 when the Asahi Shimbun invited the Hibakusha to take part in a questionnaire to mark the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs. They were also invited to write a letter for someone they knew. We chose seven of the most memorable from a large number of letters that we received, and we interviewed the writers. From July to August 2010 we published a series of seven articles about the lives of the writers relating their experiences and the suffering that they had undergone as a result of the bombs. The following are the original letters that formed the basis for the articles. These letters are also messages from the Hibakusha.