Chapter 1: Birth and Childhood
Chapter 2: Under the Mushroom Cloud
Chapter 3: Relief of the Atomic Bomb Victims
Chapter 4: Nyokodo
Chapter 5: Leaving these Children Behind
Chapter 6: Love Others as you Love Yourself
Chapter 7: Epilogue
Chapter 1: Birth and Childhood
Chapter 2: Under the Mushroom Cloud
Chapter 3: Relief of the Atomic Bomb Victims
Chapter 4: Nyokodo
Chapter 5: Leaving these Children Behind
Chapter 6: Love Others as you Love Yourself
Chapter 7: Epilogue
Chronology of the Life and Work
Publications of Takashi Nagai
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Chapter 1: Birth and Childhood
Takashi Nagai was born in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture in 1908,the first son of Hiroshi and Tsune Nagai. His father was a physician, and Nagai grew up in an affluent environment.

Aspiring to the medical profession, Nagai entered Nagasaki Medical College (predecessor of Nagasaki University School of Medicine). While a student he was a member of the college basketball team. After graduation he entered the Physical Rehabilitation Department
(specializing in radiology).

The Nagai family in 1915
The Nagai family in 1915
(Takashi, below left).

Nagai at Matsue Middle School
Nagai at Matsue Middle School.
Parents of Nagai
Hiroshi and Tsune Nagai.
Nagai at Nagasaki Medical College
At Nagasaki Medical College.

Nagai was dispatched to China after the Manchurian Incident. Finding a catechism in his comfort kit, he took a keen interest in Catholicism. He was baptized after his return to Nagasaki and took the Catholic name Paul. It was around this time that he met and married Midori Moriyama.

Nagai returned to China as a military doctor but came back to Nagasaki in 1940 to become assistant professor at Nagasaki Medical College and chief of the Physical Rehabilitation Department.

Dr. Nagai in 1934
Dr. Nagai in 1934.
Midori Moriyama
Midori Moriyama.

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