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James Yamazaki Discusses the Bombing of Nagasaki.

This Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb. We talk with James Yamazaki, the Japanese-American pediatrician who was sent to Nagasaki four years later to study the impact of radiation on children. Yamazaki has written a memoir about his life and work in Nagasaki called Children of the Atomic Bomb. He is currently clinical professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of California. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on August 3, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 3, 1995: Interview with James Yamazaki; Interview with "Blondie" Singh Kahn; Review of R. C. Binstock's novel "Tree of Heaven."


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