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A-bomb survivor Nobuko Oka reads the Commitment of Peace message at a ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park on Aug. 9, 2021. Oka died in November at the age of 93..

A-bomb survivor Nobuko Oka reads the Commitment of Peace message at a ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park on Aug. 9, 2021. Oka died in November at the age of 93.. (Japan News-Yomiuri)

NAGASAKI, Japan — For decades after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Nobuko Oka kept silent, traumatized by the horrors of that day. She finally decided to speak up in her 80s in a mission to educate future generations and propel a movement for a world without nuclear weapons.

Misato Kaji, right, and Hanae Hirayama seen in in Nagasaki City, Japan, on Jan. 11, 2022, show pages from their pamphlet featuring A-bomb survivor Nobuko Oka .

Misato Kaji, right, and Hanae Hirayama seen in in Nagasaki City, Japan, on Jan. 11, 2022, show pages from their pamphlet featuring A-bomb survivor Nobuko Oka . (Japan News-Yomiuri)


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