LANGUAGE

Font
S
M
L
Back
WH
BL
YW
BK

3-2-3-6A-bomb Survivors Living Overseas

Ten A-bomb survivors living in Korea received medical treatment at the Hiroshima Atomic-bomb Hospital in 1980.
November 1980 Courtesy of The Chugoku Shimbun

For decades, support measures for A-bomb survivors were not available to foreign A-bomb survivors who were living in their home countries. Even Japanese survivors who emigrated overseas after surviving the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not eligible. Beginning in 1967 with the Association for the Relief of Korean Atomic Bomb Victims the movement seeking support for A-bomb survivors abroad gathered momentum. In 1980, A-bomb survivors living overseas were allowed to come to Japan for medical treatment. Beginning in 2001, several revisions of the support system for A-bomb survivors living abroad made it possible to apply at their local Japanese Consulate for Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Cerificates and to receive various allowances abroad.