He was an American child in Hiroshima on the day the atomic bomb dropped | Curio

He was an American child in Hiroshima on the day the atomic bomb dropped

12 mins | Aug 15, 2020

"Only as a young man did Howard Kakita begin to realise how miraculous his survival was." Howard Kakita is an American hibakusha, a Japanese word for survivor. In 1945, he was a young boy staying with grandparents when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on their city of Hiroshima. 75 years on, Ted Gup tells his remarkable story in The Washington Post.

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From The Washington Post