Remembering nuclear victims around the world

Seiichiro Takemine

The work to uncover compensation systems for nuclear victims around the world, which forms the basis of this website, was made possible with the help of people who provided information through research in various regions. The research and this website were made possible through a grant from the Toyota Foundation, including JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 19H04355 and 18K18261.

This wonderful website was created by web designer Ryoko Kubota. We are also grateful to The Center for Peace at Hiroshima University for their cooperation in its creation and operation.

For English translation and proofreading, we received assistance from Yuichi Yokoyama, Annelise Giseburt, and others. Tsubasa Shinohara also assisted in the translation of Japan’s Atomic Bomb Survivors Support Law.

This website is made possible by the support of many people, including those who have not been named, who care about the struggles of nuclear victims around the world. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all those who support us.


With Prayers for a “Nuclear-Free World”

Bishop of Hiroshima

On July 7, 2020—six months after Pope Francis visited the two atomic-bombed cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and only about one month before the 75th anniversary of the bombings—the “Nuclear-Free World Foundation” was established with the hope of promoting, from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, civic activities aiming for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Established exactly three years after the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted at the United Nations, the Nuclear-Free World Foundation pursues three objectives:

1: Support activities for increasing ratifications of the TPNW
2: Support people and places around the world harmed by radiation related to nuclear weapons
3: Support activities for promoting the abolition of nuclear weapons

In relation to the foundation’s second objective, I hope this website, organized by Professor Seiichiro Takemine and Professor Noriyuki Kawano, will provide valuable information to stimulate discussions for promoting victim assistance and international cooperation stipulated by Articles 6 and 7 of the TPNW.

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