Hope in Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945 the world entered the nuclear age.  A single bomb detonated 580 meters above the centre of Hiroshima instantly killed 70,000 people and within a few months had killed 70,000 more.  Sixty years on Victor Hulbert visited Hiroshima to find out what it was like to be a Hibakusha (a-bomb survivor).  This is a story of hope and a story of peace.  

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Useful links:  Hiroshima Peace Memorial MuseumMayors for PeaceHiroshima Visitors Bureau

Other Japan content from AWR: How Christianity reached Japan. Peace in the midst of the storm.  Also for radio hobbyists, visit our Wavescan site for a visit to the Ham Radio Fair in Japan (Edition 507), the Japan UNICEF Radio Club (edition 512) and Japanese volunteers who make a difference in Afghanistan and beyond (edition 515)

Broadcasters note: In the interests of promoting peace and hope for the future this script is made feely available for use without copyright restriction or cost.  However, we would ask that you give appropriate credit to AWR and Victor Hulbert.
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