A mushroom cloud rises over Nagasaki. August 9, 1945
A diary written by a 14-year-old girl after she was caught up in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945, is regarded as one of the most telling memoirs of the event.
Masako Yanagawa, 82, talks about the diary she wrote when she was 14 after surviving the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
The publication of the diary after a censorial struggle with the Allied Occupation authorities “may have contributed to peace,” said Masako Yanagawa, 82, about her writing.
(Japan Times, Aug 6, 2013)