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Akio Inoue recalls his experiences of the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 to students at the Somerset Middle School last Thursday.

Hiroshima survivor tells agonizing tale

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For 66 years, Akio Inoue has believed he is living on borrowed time.

That is why, after all this time, he has decided to begin speaking publicly about surviving the atomic bomb attack that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.


Inoue was 16 when the bombing of Hiroshima took place on August 6, 1945. Nagasaki, another city in Japan, was bombed three days later. Estimates have fatalities from the Hiroshima bomb ranging anywhere from 100,000 to beyond 150,000 people.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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