Records of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing and Wartime Damage

Contents

Introduction

    Geographical Features
    The Early History of Nagasaki
    Nagasaki under Direct Government Control
    Red Seal Ships, National Isolation and the Anti-Christian Edict
    The Great Fire of 1663 and the Period of Rebuilding
    Establishment of the Nagasaki Naval Training Institute and the Nagasaki Iron Foundry
    The Modernization of Nagasaki
    Nagasaki as a Fortified Zone
    Inauguration as a Municipality
    From Trade Port to Shipbuilding Center
    The Second City Expansion
    Urban Planning and the Development of Urakami
    Nagasaki City under Wartime Administration

Part 1
World War II

Section 1
Nagasaki and the Second Sino-Japanese War

Chapter 1
The Wartime Regime

1. National Spiritual Mobilization Movement
2. The National Mobilization Act

Chapter 2
The Battleship Musashi

1. Seizure of the Great Northern Telegraph Company Facilities
2. The Launching of the Battleship Musashi
3. The Urakami Factory District



Section 2
Nagasaki in World War II

Chapter 1
Military Preparedness and Wartime Lifestyles

1. Nagasaki Defenses
2. The Lives of Citizens
3. Reorganization of the Business Sector and Mobilization of School Children
4. The Collection of Metals

Chapter 2
Air Defense Measures

1. The Establishment of the Nagasaki City Defense Department and Plans for Air Defense
2. Air Defense Installations and Countermeasures
3. Air-raid Shelters
4. Evacuations and the Dispersion of Facilities and Supplies

Chapter 3
Nagasaki under the Threat of Air Raids

1. Preparations for a Showdown
2. Defense Measures for Nagasaki City
3. Air Raids Prior to the Atomic Bombing
4. The Lives of Citizens (Part 2)