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.