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Then came the Black Rain

Reiko Yamada
Photo: Gareth King, courtesy of The Faslane Peace Camp
Aftermath of the Hiroshima nuclear attack of August 6, 1945

REIKO YAMADA was a schoolgirl when an atomic bomb exploded above her city.

As UN negotiations on multilateral disarmament took place in New York recently, she and second-generation survivor Midori Yamada (no relation) brought their unforgettable testimony to Scotland. After visiting Holyrood to talk with Nicola Sturgeon, they called in at Faslane Peace Camp near Helensburgh, opposite the UK’s nuclear base.

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