Children of the Atomic Bomb: An American Physician's Memoir of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Marshall Islands

About Us

Children of the Atomic Bomb is a research website project developed by Dr. James N. Yamazaki, UCLA professor emeritus of pediatrics, together with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Funding: The project is funded in part by the Paul I. Terasaki Foundation and in-kind funding from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. Additional funding is from Ms. Dodie Danchick.

Donate to support the Children of the Atomic Bomb project:
Contact Prof. David K. Yoo at or Prof. Don T. Nakanishi, Emeritus at

Dr. James N. Yamazaki, M.D.

Images and Photographs:
Family Collection of James N. Yamazaki

Project Coordinator and Text Editor/Writer:
Russell Leong, Editor, Retired Adjunct Professor, English and Asian American Studies

Principal Investigator:
Don T. Nakanishi, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Asian American Studies Center

Website Programming and Development:

Phase I, Alpha Design:
David Yamamoto, Programmer Analyst, UCLA General Services Information Systems

Phase II, Beta Design:
Tam Nguyen, Information Architect/IT Coordinator, UCLA Asian American Studies Center
(Information Technology and Ongoing Server Support for the Project)

Additional images and materials:
Dr. John Dower, MIT
Steven Schecter (video interview)