Hiroshimashi and Nagasakishi:
In Japanese, adding 'shi' means 'city'
Terumi Tanaka - san
Terumi Tanaka was born on April 29, 1932. At age 13, he experienced the Nagasaki A-bomb while inside his house located 3.2 kilometers from the blast center. He lost five of his family members all at once. In the field, he cremated his aunt, who received severe burns and only survived a few days.
In 1960. Mr. Tanaka graduated from the Science University of Tokyo. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Engineering by Tohoku University in 1995. Presently, he is a retired professor.
Since 1974, Mr. Tanaka has contributed to the Hibakusha movement advocating for the abolition of nuclear weapons and for state compensation for damages caused by the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings. He participated in the first Special Session devoted to Disarmament (SSOD) at the United Nations 1978. Subsequently, he joined other meetings at the U.N. including the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NTP) review conference. He has visited other countries telling the truth about the devastation from the bombings. After working as Secretary General of the Japan Confederation of A and H-bomb Suffers Organizations (Nihan Hidankyo) for 20 years, he became co-chairman of Hidankyo in 2017.