Survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their children may be eligible for free, comprehensive medical examinations July 5 and 6 on Oahu.
Maui County residents also may participate and be eligible for some reimbursement for airfare, organizers said. Those interested in participating should contact organizers no later than June 26.
A medical team made up of Hiroshima doctors and representatives from the A-bomb survivors affairs offices of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki prefectural governments will be present at the event and can provide information about radiation-exposure-related concerns.
The American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors Hawaii Chapter is coordinating the visit and the medical examinations in Hawaii. The group is especially interested in contacting A-bomb survivors who have never participated in any of the examinations offered in Hawaii.
Eligible survivors are legally defined in Japan as those who:
* Were within cities' limits when the bombs fell or went into the cities two weeks after the bombings.
* Came into contact with other survivors while caring for them.
* Were present at the bombings as an "in utero" baby.
Organizers say there still may be around 150 A-bomb survivors in Hawaii.
For more information or to register, contact Mae Oda at (808) 961-2409 or Hatsue Kusano at (808) 455-8534.