That’s what a friend wrote in the email’s subject line.
The surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are called hibakusha (被爆者?), a Japanese word that literally translates to “explosion-affected people”. Many victims were Japanese who still live in Japan, but several thousand, Japanese and non-Japanese, live abroad in Korea, the United States, Brazil and elsewhere.
There is considerable discrimination in Japan against the hibakusha. It is frequently extended toward their children as well: socially as well as economically. “Not only hibakusha, but their children, are refused employment,” Mr. Kito [told Studs Turkel in 1984]. “There are many among them who do not want it known that they are hibakusha.”
PS: please note the accompanying photo of the memorial marking “ground zero of the atomic bomb explosion over Nagasaki.”
And that is has, like, grass growing on it and stuff…