Sumiteru Taniguchi, Nagasaki Survivor And Nuclear Hands Foe, Dies At 88

Mr. Taniguchi was born on Jan. 26, 1929, in Fukuoka, on the southern island of Kyushu.
With his elder sister and brother, Mr. Taniguchi went to live in Nagasaki with their mother’s parents.
On the day of the bombing, Mr. Taniguchi, then 16, was delivering mail on his bicycle in the northern corner of the city, just over a mile from ground zero.
“I am determined to keep telling the reality of nuclear war as one of the living witnesses,” Mr. Taniguchi said, “to realize a world without wars and nuclear weapons as long as I live.”
A month before he died, the United Nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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