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The Second World War & Hiroshima
This is a mixed media art exhibition which opened in July 2005 at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (11 July to 24 September 2005). Its next stop will be the Millais Gallery, Southampton Institute (13 January to 25 February 2006). It is inspired by classic manga (Japanese comic) Barefoot Gen, the vivid autobiographical story of artist Keiji Nakazawa who was only seven years old when the Atomic Bomb destroyed his home city of Hiroshima. The manga unveils his familys struggle for survival in the aftermath of the atomic devastation.
This exhibition is part of programme of events for the 2005 EU-Japan Year of People-to-People Exchanges. At the end of the exhibition the donated artworks will be auctioned to raise money for Kingston Can, Kingston Hospital Cancer Unit Appeal.
Hiroshima International Council for the Health Care of the Radiation-exposed
HICARE was established in 1991 to transmit to doctors the findings on the health effects of radiation/ nuclear weapons gleaned from studies on the survivors of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomicbo mbs. Its website provides information on the organisations purpose activities. It also contains information and research findings on the health effects of radiation exposure from nuclear weapons.
Radiation Effects Research FoundationThe Radiation Effects Research Foundation is a Japanese scientific research institution which focuses on the study of health effects of radiation on the survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Its web site provides information on its research. It includes access to statistical data on life spans of survivors and cancer mortality rates. Also accessible are full text life span study reports and abstracts of journal articles and technical reports prepared by staff of the centre. Topics covered include: information on the doses of radiation received and health impact of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors.