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3-2Hiroshima reconstruction various support


Despite the unspeakably grim living conditions in Hiroshima after the bombing, residents rose from the ashes to rebuild their lives and toiled to bring their city back. Help came as well from elsewhere in Japan and from overseas. The road to recovery was strewn with obstacles, but the Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law enacted in 1949 facilitated the gradual redevelopment of urban infrastructure. Today, Hiroshima’s population has grown to more than one million.
Even as the city came back to life, many residents contended with severe physical and psychological problems caused by the bomb. In 1957, the A-bomb Survivors Medical Care Law allowed the Japanese government to assist the A-bomb survivors. This assistance has improved over the years.