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Donating photographs and diaries to the Memorial Hal
To the relatives of those who experienced the atomic bombings
The Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims is soliciting photographs of deceased individuals who experienced the atomic bombings in order to teach future generations about the realities of the bombings and mourn the losses of those who suffered through them.
What is needed for registration? Who qualifies to be registered?
Who can submit an application? How do I make an application?
What is the deadline for submitting applications? How will the information be made available to the public?
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What is needed for registration?
  • The names and photographs of the deceased will be registered.
  • Photographs will be kept at the Memorial Hall and cannot be returned.
  • Names may be registered even if photographs are unavailable.
Who qualifies to be registered?
  • Those who experienced the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6 or that of Nagasaki on August 9.
  • Those who entered the cities of Hiroshima or Nagasaki within two weeks of the atomic bombings.
  • Those who took part in nursing or relief efforts for atomic bombing survivors, and in doing so potentially subjected themselves to radiation.
  • Those who were in the wombs of mothers who fall under any of the above categories.
Who can submit an application?
  • In general, this should be a relative of the deceased.
  • We will also accept applications from friends or acquaintances familiar with the details of the atomic bombing experience of the deceased, but in these cases the information received will not be made available to the public.
  • We also accept applications from those the deceased entrusted this responsibility to while he/she was still alive.
How do I make an application?
  • Please attach a photograph of the deceased to a completed application form and send it to the Memorial Hall. Postage costs will be assumed by the applicant. Of course, those living nearby may deliver their applications in person. Application forms and their accompanying envelopes may be obtained at offices responsible for atomic bombing countermeasures in Hiroshima City, Nagasaki City, as well as those in cities, townships and prefectures across Japan. If you wish to have an application sent to you, please contact us directly. (See the contact information below.)
Contact information
What is the deadline for submitting applications?
  • There is no deadline for applications.
How will the information be made available to the public?
  • Through an easy-to-use search process, visitors to the Memorial Hall will be able to view photographs of the deceased on computer screens. If permission is granted, the photographs and information will be made available to the public at both the Nagasaki and Hiroshima memorial halls. If this permission is not granted, we will simply register the application.
Other details
  • All photographs will be accepted, regardless of size or whether they are colour or black and white. If you submit a group photograph, please clearly indicate which person is to be registered.
If you have any other questions regarding the registering of names and photos of individuals who experienced the atomic bombings, or about written diaries or testimonials, please contact us.
Contact information
The Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Victims
852-8117 Nagasaki-shi, Hirano-machi 7-8
  TEL 095-814-0055 FAX 095-814-0056
e-mail info@peace-nagasaki.go.jp