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On August 7, 1945, President Harry S Truman told the American people that “we” had won the "greatest achievement of organized science in history".

One day before, Wataru Namba - a US-born citizen - narrowly survived the first atomic bomb dropped in world history.

"Hibakusha" is the Japanese word for "atomic bomb survivor".

This is his story of the day the bomb dropped.

Jared Namba
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jared Namba is a queer Asian American filmmaker based in Los Angeles. After graduating from Columbia, he completed a Fulbright Scholarship in South Korea. In 2020, he started Jazzy Media with his partner Sazzy Gourley to explore nonfiction storytelling. Their work has been featured in TIME, NBC News, AJ+, LA Taco and Rock the Vote.

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