8: 15: A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima

8: 15: A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima

by Dr. Akiko Mikamo


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On August 6th, 1945 Shinji, a Japanese adolescent boy, helps his father below prepare their home for demolition from its roof top, he sees a blinding flash. An Earth-shattering blast with scorching heat sends him into complete darkness and total chaos. An atomic bomb has just exploded only three-quarters of a mile away from him, devastating all of Hiroshima in a blink.

Severely injured and burned, Shinji is rescued and pushed forward by his wounded father. It was only the beginning of his excruciating pain and hardships to come for decades. – A miraculous journey of resiliency, forgiveness, and empathy even for the destroyers.

One of Shinji’s three daughters, Dr. Akiko Mikamo, wrote his story to send out the messages of human love and power of forgiveness to remind the world our worst enemies of yesterday could become the best friends of tomorrow.

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ISBN-13: 9781643619873
Publisher: Westwood Books Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/27/2019
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 371,746
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Dr. Mikamo was born and raised in Hiroshima by two atomic bomb survivors and promised herself as a child to contribute to the world peace and humanity. She is president/medical psychologist at US-Japan Psychological Services and president of San Diego-WISH: Worldwide Initiative to Safeguard Humanity San Diego, CA.

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