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Yuuki Yoshida

Our blog rediscovered a lost contact. A few days ago I reorganized our blog so it shows the article titles in the link instead of the page number. Yesterday evening I just had a look at the “YOU MAY ALSO LIKE…” section and found a blog article from November 2011. This made me very happy because I found my lost contact to Yuuki Yoshida.

I immediately wrote an e-mail to Yuuki Yoshida-san to tell him that I found him again. And this morning I got his so kind answer.

How it begun

On November 28, 2011, we got an inquiry from our website’s feedback form: What is a proper one short sentence for expressing what BAHALANA means? Thank you. The inquiry came from Yuuki Yoshida. He then sent me information about himself. We exchanged some mails. Unfortunately I had been much too busy at that time, when we built our house. I often did think of Yuuki Yoshida-san, but did not find his e-mail address nor his website again.

And now

In August 2012 the The Japan Times printed an article about Yuuki Yoshida with the title: Atomic bomb survivor credits desire to learn for living ‘four lives’The article begins:

Yuuki Yoshida, 80, divides his lifetime into four different “lives,” but he has lived each of them by following one maxim: “Try to learn as if you were to live forever, and live as if you were to die tomorrow.”

As a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the manager of a prosperous trucking company, a business consultant and now, in his “fourth life” — living in the Philippines newly remarried and starting fresh again — Yoshida sees perpetual learning as the only way to live.

Yuuki Yoshida-san is now over 82 years old and lives in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Among his documents as a witness of the Atomic-Bomb disaster in Hiroshima I would recommend to read this document

Yuuki Yoshida Testimony of an Atomic Bomb Survivor after 65 Years of Silence

I am now happily looking forward to revive this so precious contact.

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