Headline September 05, 2017/ ''' HIROSHIMA'S NAGASAKI : NAGASAKI'S HIROSHIMA '''



THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY..... avails itself of the honour to pay respects to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and through him to :

The incredibly brave people of Japan and to every Student Professor and Teacher of Japan.

*The world stands on the brink of a Nuclear exchange*....... just as :................ 

SUMITERU TANIGUCHI :1929-2017,    who survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki as a teenager and went on to become a leading advocate for nuclear disarmament, died this last Wednesday in Nagasaki.

Overcoming a lifetime of debilitating pain and  radiation-related illnesses, he lived to 88.

The cause of death was duodenal papilla cancer, according to Fumie Kakita, secretary general of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors Council.

Mr.. Taniguchi was one of about 165,000 remaining survivors known in Japan as hibakusha - of the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

With their average age now over 81, their voices are dying out.

''After I received the news of his death, I realized the era when there are  hibakusha is getting closer to the end,''  Tomihisa Taue, the mayor of Nagasaki, told  NHK,  the public broadcaster.

''I think we can truly show our gratitude to  Mr. Taniguchi when I can pass on the baton of his wish, *which is that the same thing never happens again*,  and that there will no more hibakusha.''

The United States dropped the bomb on Nagasaki, a port city on Aug, 9 1945,  three days after it had levelled the city of Hiroshima in the first atomic attack in history.

*About 74,000 people were killed in Nagasaki, about half as many as had died in  Hiroshima*.

SIX DAYS after the Nagasaki bombing, Japan had surrendered, ending World War II.

On the day of the bombing, Nr. Taniguchi,  then 16, was delivering mail on his bicycle in the northern corner of the city, just over a mile from ground zero.

When the bomb detonated overhead, the force of the explosion tossed him into the air, and the heat it radiated melted his cotton shirt and seared the skin off his back and one arm. 

Three months later, he was taken to a  Navy hospital, where he lay on his stomach for nearly two years. Bedsores formed on his chest and left permanent scars.

He spent a total of three and a half  years  in the hospital after bombing. Sometimes he was in so much pain, he said, that he would scream to the nurses, ''Kill me, Kill me!''

In 1946, United States forces filmed his treatment. That footage was shared across the world and Mr. Taniguchi became known as ''the boy with a red back.''

When giving speeches calling for the *abolition of nuclear weapons* he would sometimes show pictures of his burns to illustrate the horrible suffering that resulted from bombings. 

A decade  after the war,  when Mr. Taniguchi had  learned to sit up, and walk again,  he joined a youth group for survivors and began working as an activist.

He spoke at the memorial ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and took part in antinuclear marches in New York.

He continued to speak out until close to death, travelling last year to Malaysia to deliver a speech against nuclear proliferation.

The sad Honor and the Tragic times and servings of this latest *Operational Research* continues. The World Students Society thanks researcher and writer Motoko Rich.  

Please share this publishing with the whole world.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders of the World, to the Leaders of North Korea, the nation of   North Korea, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers. and then the world.

See Ya all on !WOW! - the World Students Society, and Twitter-!E-WOW! - the Ecosystem 2011:

''' !WOW!'s  Fix '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


Post a Comment

Grace A Comment!