Atomic Bomb Survivor mentioned in the Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Law (Law No. 117, 1994) refers to a person who falls under one of the three categories below, and who has been issued an Atomic Bomb Survivor's Certificate.
- Persons that were present within a specific radius of the bombed area at the time of bombing (Hiroshima: August 6th, 1945, Nagasaki: August 9th, 1945) and were directly exposed to the bomb?s radiation, and babies that were in the womb of such persons at that time.
- Persons who set foot into a specific radius of Hiroshima City or Nagasaki City within two weeks of the bombing for the purposes of helping rescue activities, offering medical services, finding relatives etc., and babies that were in the womb of such persons at that time.
- Persons who were exposed to radiation due to activities such as disposing of many corpses, rescuing of survivors etc., and babies that were in the womb of such persons at that time.
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