Since coming to Tokyo, I hadn’t said a word about being an A-bomb survivor to anyone. People in Tokyo looked at you very strangely if you talked about it, so I learned to keep quiet. There was still an irrational fear among many Japanese that you could “catch” radiation sickness from A-bomb victims. There were plenty of people like that, even in a big city like Tokyo.
Keiji Nakazawa – im interview (the comics journal)
… Der Krieg macht Väter hilflos – ueber die neuauflage seines comics “Barfuß durch Hiroshima” (carlsen comics) (TAZ, 04.11.04)