Takashi Hiraoka

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Takashi Hiraoka (平岡 敬, Hiraoka Takashi, born 21 December 1927) is a Japanese politician and journalist. He served as the mayor of Hiroshima from 1991 to 1999. He served as mayor for two terms and was re-elected in 1995. As mayor, he helped his city and South Korea's Daegu becoming sister cities in 1997. He also worked as a journalist in the 1960s. He wrote mostly about Korean victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He tried to get the Korean victims medical care from Japanese government.

Hiraoka was born in Osaka. He grew up in both Japan and Korea. He was not in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing in August 1945.[1]

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  1. Nishimoto, Masami (8 October 2009). "My Life: Interview with former Hiroshima Mayor Takashi Hiraoka". Hiroshima Peace Media Center. Retrieved 20 April 2019.