View of difficulties in continuing activities among 60% of A-bomb survivors in Tokyo The issue of succession experience is July 20, 7:57

A group made up of atomic bomb survivors living in Tokyo and living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki conducted a questionnaire to groups of members who are active in each area of ​​Tokyo, and 60% of the total will continue to be difficult within the next five years. I understood that I was thinking.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, as of March this year, 4691 people in Tokyo have the A-Bomb Survivor's Health Handbook.

In March, Toyukai, which conducts the testimony of the atomic bomb survivors living in Tokyo, conducted a questionnaire about operational issues in March for a group of members in 26 areas of Tokyo.

According to this, 17 groups (65% of the total) answered that they are having trouble finding a successor to their directors due to aging and illness.

As for how many years the activity can be continued, 61% of the total, 16 groups, said that it will be difficult to continue the activity within 5 years, of which the Setagaya and Shinjuku groups It means that the activity is already suspended.

Although there are many people who want to entrust the children of the A-bomb victims with the continuation of the operation, it is difficult to find a leader.

Mr. Masashi Iejima, the representative director of the "Toyukai" said, "We have less time left, but we think it is our mission to convey the experience to the younger generation and pass it on to the younger generation. I am talking."