Dr. Masao Tomonaga

Chairman of the Nagasaki Global Citizen’s Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Was born in Nagasaki and survived the detonation of the second atomic bomb on 9 August 1945. He later graduated from Nagasaki University Medical School, where he specialized in internal medicine and haematology. He was previously the Director of the Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Hospital, and engaged in research on the after-effects of atomic bomb radiation on human health. He is now Chairman of the Nagasaki Global Citizen’s Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and directs a clinic attached to the Atomic Bomb Survivors Nursing Home.


  • After the atomic bomb: Hibakusha tell their stories

    In this issue, the Review has chosen to feature the voices of hibakusha, those who survived the nuclear bombings in Japan.* These three hibakusha have shared their experiences with the hope that our readers will understand the horrors of nuclear weapons use. They have each suffered and witnessed the horrific suffering of others caused by nuclear weapons, and their families may continue to suffer medical problems for generations to come. Each calls for assurances that nuclear weapons will never be used again. These are their stories.

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