Tsutomu Yamaguchi was 29 when he was blown to the ground by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Three days later, after making the agonising journey home to Nagasaki, and with bandages still clinging to his badly burned skin, Tsutomu felt the shattering boom of another atomic bomb.

Tsutomu became the only officially recognised double-survivor of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan.

He later became a vocal supporter of nuclear disarmament, and pleaded for the abolition of nuclear weapons at the UN, aged 90.

11 years later, the world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature.

Never Again appeal

Survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings have helped drive the movement against nuclear weapons for over 70 years. Please donate to our appeal to make sure the stories of the Hibakusha continue to be told and strengthen our campaign to prevent another Hiroshima or Nagasaki.


“We are the survivors of the nuclear bombs that hit our home cities”


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