A SONG FOR NAGASAKI tells the moving story of Takashi Nagai, a pioneer in radiology research, a convert and survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The book reveals the inspiring story of Nagai’s remarkable spiritual jouney from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. Mixed with interesting details about Japanese history and culture, the biography traces Nagai’s spiritual quest as he studied medicine, servied as a medic in the Japanese army. After the bomb disaster killed thousands including his wife, Nagai threw himself into service to the victims of the explosion. By doing this, he also was exposed to deadly radiation which caused his death. Paper.