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Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Born: 1916-03-16 - Died: 2010-01-04
Cause of Death:
Stomach Cancer

Death Summary: Tsutomu Yamaguchi died from stomach cancer at the age of 93 in his hometown of Nagasaki, Japan.

Who was Tsutomu Yamaguchi : Yamaguchi, a Japanese man, was the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings near the end of World War II.

On August 6, 1945 Yamaguchi had just arrived in Hiroshima on business when the atomic bomb, Little Boy, was dropped over the city just 3 kilometers away. The explosion instantly destroyed his eardrums, temporarily blinded him and left him with burns over the top half of his body. Yamaguchi would go on to lose all of his body hair, and suffered from other effects of the bombings.

A few days later, August 9, 1945, Yamaguchi returned to his hometown of Nagasaki and was in the middle of explaining to his supervisor what had happened when another atomic bomb, Fat Man, was dropped. Once again Yamaguchi found himself 3 kilometers away from the bombing.

Miraculously, Yamaguchi survived both bombings. He would go on to become an active anti-nuclear protester and urged the United Nations to ban all nuclear weapons.

He was quoted as saying, "The reason that I hate the atomic bomb is because of what it does to the dignity of human beings."
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  1. Rafael Robinson Says:

    Wow, not only did he get hit by TWO atomic bombs, but he still managed to live to be 93 years old. Either he was going to live to be 200 had it not been for the radiation, or the radiation extended his life span. It makes you wonder…

  2. Princess Lia Says:

    Wow. I thought MY day sucked!!

  3. crazy kid Says:

    that really sux just when people thought they had hope for surviving an atomic bomb and have them live for ever su to be them.

  4. George Says:

    RIP – for you survived the fires of hell and tried to warn others………..

  5. Kareen Robinson Says:

    Thank you for your work against atomic bombings. RIP!

  6. alexis Says:

    to survive 2 atomic bombing that is a blessing. god watsched over him. i thought i have suckish days. look wat he went through.!!!!!!!

  7. matt lesones Says:

    i hate my life

  8. scott pantier Says:

    @matt lesones…wow your probably sitting in a library in school doing a project right now]

  9. God Says:

    Jesus is coming

  10. Michael Gardner Says:

    I read where you were decribing the bomb blast over Hirosima and the second bomb went off. WOW!

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  12. Sissela Says:

    He must have been a VERY strong man!
    I Adore Him!

  13. Tami B Says:

    God Bless those who suffer for others actions.

  14. smaker Says:

    I have great respect for this man and his people

  15. Cameron Eades Says:

    he was a good man, a very good man

  16. marc Says:

    this is the most insane thing i have ever hear, to survive two atomic bombings is just crazy. RIP

  17. Jean Paul Says:

    These people are like roaches I tell ya. Roaches yea that’s it.

  18. meisnotyou! Says:

    what a week… i wonder if he got the weekend off after it was over.

  19. Sad sack Says:

    He would often super glue his testicles to his inner thighs and then try to run. We would laugh for hours watching old stretch nuts go and scream as he ran.

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