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    DescriptionOn March 1, 1954, the U.S. exploded a hydrogen bomb at Bikini in the South Pacific. The fifteen-megaton bomb was a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, and its fallout spread far beyond the official "no-sail" zone the U.S. had designated. Fishing just outside the zone at the time of the blast, the Lucky Dragon #5 was showered with radioactive ash. Making the difficult voyage back to their homeport of Yaizu, twenty-year-old Oishi Matashichi and his shipmates became ill from maladies they could not comprehend. They were all hospitalized with radiation sickness, and one man died within a few months. The Lucky Dragon #5 became the focus of a major international incident, but many years passed before the truth behind U.S. nuclear testing in the Pacific emerged. Late in his life, overcoming social and political pressures to remain silent, Oishi began to speak about his experience and what he had since learned about Bikini. His primary audience was schoolchildren; his primary forum, the museum in Tokyo built around the salvaged hull of the Lucky Dragon #5. Oishi's advocacy has helped keep the Lucky Dragon #5 incident in Japan's national consciousness.

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    The Day the Sun Rose in the West
    Bikini, the Lucky Dragon and I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oishi Matashichi, Translated by Richard H. Minear
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 186
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9780824835118
    ISBN 10: 0824835115

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    BISAC V2.8: HIS053000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS021000, BIO026000
    DC21: 623.45119
    DC22: 623.4/5119
    LC classification: UG1282.A8 O3713 2011
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    LC classification: 2011006348
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHT
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    University of Hawai'i Press
    Imprint name
    University of Hawai'i Press
    Publication date
    31 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Honolulu, HI