INTRODUCTION (pp. 3-12)
1. Japanese scholars in Tokyo have begun to take cognizance of the situation, and
studies of social change in Hiroshima are being initiated by a research team from Keio University. See Keizō Yoneyama, "Hibakuchi Hiroshima ni Miru Shakai
Hendō (Social Change Observable in [Atomic-] Bombed Hiroshima)", Hōgaku
Kenkyū ( 1964) 37:57-97; and Yoneyama and
Kawai, "Genebaku to Shakai Hendō
(The A-Bomb and Social Change)", ibid. ( 1965) 38, Nos. 9 and 10. Earlier
sociological and psychological research efforts include: S. Nakano, "Genbaku Eikyō
no Shakaigakuteki Chōsa (Sociological Study of Atomic Bomb Effects)", Daigakujinkai Kenkyūronshū I ( April, 1954), and "Genbaku to Hiroshima (The Atomic
Bomb and Hiroshima)", in Shinshū Hiroshima-shi-Shi (Newly Revised History of
Hiroshima City) ( Hiroshima Shiyakusho, 1951); Y. Kubo, "Data About the
Suffering and Opinion of the A-bomb Sufferers," Psychologia ( 1961) 4:56-59 (in
English); and "A Study of A-bomb Sufferers' Behavior in Hiroshima: A Sociopsychological Research on A-bomb and A-energy," Japanese Journal of Psychology
( 1952) 22:103-110 (English abstract); T. Misao, "Characteristics in Abnormalities
Observed in Atom-bombed Survivors," Journal of Radiation Research ( 1961) 2:85-97 (in English), in which various psychosomatic patterns are described; Irving L. Janis
, Air War and Emotional Stress ( New York: McGraw-Hill, 1951), particularly chapters 1-3; and United States Strategic Bombing Survey Reports, The Effects
of Strategic Bombing on Japanese Morale ( Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government
Printing Office, 1947). Additional studies of social aspects of the atomic bomb
problem are being conducted under the direction of Kiyoshi Shimizu at the Hiroshima University Research Institute for Nuclear Medicine and Biology; and
some of the group's findings are presented in Dr. Shimizu article "Little-Known
Effects of the Bomb," Japan Quarterly ( 1967) 14:93-98 (in English). I have
published two essays dealing with aspects of my study: "Psychological Effects of theAtomic Bomb in Hiroshima,"
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Book title: Death in Life:Survivors of Hiroshima.
Contributors: Robert Jay Lifton - Author.
Publisher: Random House.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1967.
Page number: 557.
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