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Kyo Yorita
K.Yorita's Picture I was born in 1932.
When I was a first-year student of First Middle School,
I was exposed to the A-bombing 0.9 km away from the hypocenter.
I barely escaped and survived the bombing.
While I was living in fear of the threat of the A-bomb aftereffects, I studied medicine at Hiroshima University to become a physician.
I engaged in medical services for A-bomb survivors
at the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hospital in 1961
and then at the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors Health Administration Office.
I attended Mr. N., one of my classmates, who managed to escape from the destroyed school building but who died of leukemia in 1967.
In 1968, I opened a clinic office for internal medicine in Itsukaichi, Hiroshima.


Kyo Yorita, who managed this website, passed away on August 16, 2003, at the age of 71
He developed a malignant lymphatic tumor in January, 2002
and was under treatment until his death.

I decided to continue his website of A-bombing memoirs.
My late husband will be pleased if this website helps
as many people as possible learn the menace of atomic bombs

and the misery of war, and also prompt readers to think about peace.
Etsuko Yorita

Opening the English Website

My late husband had wanted to have his homepage translated into English,
so that the A-bombing experiences could be widely shared by people throughout the world.
It's been a long way, but here the English website is open now
now thanks to Mr. Hirayama, NPO Senior Net Hiroshima,
who was instrumental to make this happen, and Hiroshima Speaks Out who did the translations.
It is a great joy to see this achievement. Our dream came true.
All I wish is that as many people as possible would visit this website
and think about eliminating nuclear weapons.
My deepest gratitude and respect to all who collaborated for this project.
May, 2009 Etsuko Yorita

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