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Application for Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Handbook from Outside of Japan(FAQID-3982)

The following procedures are for persons residing outside of Japan who wish to apply for an Atomic Bomb Survivor's Handbook.

1 Procedures for Applying in Your Country of Residence

 You have been able to apply for the issuance of an A-bomb Survivor's Health Book and a Certificate of a Health Screening Examinee at a Japanese consulate or other Japanese office in your area without visiting Japan since December 15, 2008 and April 1, 2010, respectively. Hiroshima City will accept applications only from persons who meet any of the following criteria.

(1) A-bomb Survivor's Health Book

  1. Those directly affected by the A-bomb in Hiroshima City or certain areas adjacent to the city*1 at that time
  2. Those who entered the area within a two-kilometer radius from the epicenter by August 20, 1945, the year when the A-bomb was dropped
  3. Those who were forced to suffer exposure to the effects of radiation from the A-bomb, including those who were involved in relieving A-bomb
    survivors and handling the dead bodies of many A-bomb victims at the time when or after the A-bomb was dropped
  4. Those who were unborn children of those falling under any of the items (A) to (C) described above and were born by May 31, 1946

(2) Certificate of a Health Screening Examinee

 Those eligible for application for a Certificate of a Health Screening Examinee are people who were in the areas listed in the attached table*2 when the A-bomb was dropped, and their unborn children who were born by May 31, 1946.

*1: Hiroshima City or certain areas adjacent to the city at that time

  1. Hiroshima City
  2. Gion-cho, Asa-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  3. Kurumegi, Hesaka-mura, Aki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  4. Naka, Ochikubo, Kita-hirahara, Nishi-hirahara, and Yorita, Nakayama-mura, Aki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  5. Mokage-kita, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
    * For Area (e), applications should be submitted to the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture.

 *2: Attached table (Type 1 Certificate of a Health Screening Examinee)

  1. Shimaki and Dambara, Yasuno-mura, Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  2. Tsubushi, Kobara, Idegahara, Yanagare, Kusadani, Furumochi, Mori,Shimoidani, Mondeguchi, Kito, and Ege, Minochi-mura, Saeki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  3. Uokiri, Nakago, Shimojo, Kami-kofukagawa, and Shimo-kofukagawa, Kochi-mura, Saeki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  4. Ishiuchi-mura, Saeki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  5. Toshimatsu, Kuchiwada, and Takai, Yahata-mura, Saeki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  6. Uga, Takayama, Hongo-shita, Hongo-naka, Mikuni, Uokiri, Hongo-kami,Onohara-naka, Nahara, Onobara-kami, Sakaibara, and Sakainokami, Kuchi-mura, Asa-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  7. Kegeni, Hiura-mura, Asa-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  8. Toyama-mura, Asa-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  9. Chorakuji and Takatori, Yasu-mura, Asa-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
  10. Tomomura, Asa-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture
    * For Area (a), applications should be submitted to the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture.

Procedure: from Application to Decision

  1. Submit application(in your area, submit at Japanese counsul of country of residence.The application can be submitted to the consul by a proxy but it cannot be sent by mail.)
  2. Received in Hiroshima(The application will be sent to the Hiroshima Municipal Government from the Japanese consulate or other Japanese office in your area via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.)
  3. Review(the statements of witnesses and the relevant documents confirmation of application based on testimony and related materials.)
  4. Overseas interview(Held as necessary.)
  5. If approved(Handbook issued through Japanese consul in your area or relevant body.)

 If denied:Notification sent from the City of Hiroshima

2 How to make an application on a visit to Japan

When making an application on a visit to Japan, please use the Support Program for Overseas A-bomb Survivors (Support Program for the Issuance of an A-bomb Survivor's Health Book during a Visit to Japan).

Support system for overseas atomic bomb survivor's traveling to Japan for handbook issuance

This system provides support for travel and other expenses for persons traveling from abroad to Japan in order to apply for issuance of a new Atomic Bomb Survivor's Health Handbook ("handbook" hereinafter), or to apply for issuance of a Type 1 or Type 2 proof of reception of medical examination certificate ("medical examination certificate" hereinafter).

Eligible Persons

Persons residing outside of Japan who desire to travel to Japan in order to submit an application to receive a handbook or medical examination certificate.

Necessary Documents

Before traveling to Japan, please submit the following documents to the Qualification Section, Relief Division of the Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Department (Health and Welfare Bureau) at the address listed at the bottom of this page.

  1. Copy of your Atomic Bomb Survivor's Handbook Application or Medical Examination Certificate Application
  2. Copy of your Atomic Bomb Survivor Certificate
  3. Travel to Japan Support Program Usage Application
  4. Travel to Japan and Other Expenses Support Application
  5. Application Related to Aid Personnel/Interpreter (if necessary)
  6. Items for verification of expenses for traveling to Japan and related expenses (receipts)

※ Documents 1-5 can be downloaded below and printed out for submission.

Procedures to use the system

  1. Before traveling to Japan, submit necessary documents 1 and 2 from the above-listed Required Documents. When the fact of your exposure to the atomic bomb can be confirmed with these documents, you will then be notified regarding the scheduling of a date to travel to Japan and the procedures after arrival.
  2. After setting the dates for traveling to Japan, submit applications 3, 4, and 5 of the above-listed Required Necessary Documents.
  3. After arrival in Japan, submit the actual application for reception of a handbook or medical exam certificate. These will be subject to a review that will require you to remain in Hiroshima Ciry for five to six days.
  4. Travel expenses related to your journey to Hiroshima City (transportation, lodging, and other travel-related expenses) will be reimbursed after submission of your application while staying in Hiroshima City.

 You must contact the section described below, Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Department before traveling to Japan.

Related Information

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Inquiries regarding this site

Qualification Section, Relief Division, Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Department Health and Welfare Bureau
Tel:082-504-2193/Fax:082-504-2257
E-mail:gentaiengo@city.hiroshima.jp

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