Fifty seven years ago Friday, August 9, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. It was the second atomic attack against Japan. The first came three days earlier over Hiroshima. Five days after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan agreed to surrender, ending World War II.
In this edition of Dateline, VOA's Amy Bickers in Toyko will profile a poet who survived the Nagasaki bombing and whose life has been defined by what happened 57 years ago this day. But first to set the scene, here's Neal Lavon.