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The Lucky Dragon Unlucky: fishing boat became a symbol of Japanese nuclear dread [CNN]

Japan marks 50th anniversary of US H-bomb test on Bikini Atoll [SpaceWar]

Victims of H-test at Bikini Atolls and former crew members of Daigo Fukuryu-Maru (Fifth Lucky Dragon), and united progress of March 1 Bikini Day Rally: International Meeting 2001 World Conference against A & H Bombs

The Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo)

We Were Trapped by Radioactive Fallout Saturday Evening Post, July 1957

Oishi Matashichi Hibakusha of the Bikini H-bomb Test: Crew of the Fifth Lucky Dragon

Bikini: 50 Years of Nuclear Exposure: A Fishing Master's Pride


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kindle The historical information within this site, while constantly updated, is drawn largely from the book, FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands, Second Edition, published in September of 2001 by Jack Niedenthal. This book tells the story of the people of Bikini from their point of view via interviews, and the author's more than two decades of firsthand experiences with elder Bikinians.

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