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Update: Sad news. Tsutomi Yamaguchi has died. A tragic reminder of how important Cameron’s promise to honour the victims of this tragic moment in history actually is. Here’s the Guardian’s report.

After years and years of slaving away over Avatar – though most definitely, I think we’re agreed, not in vain – what is James Cameron doing now? It would seem he’s already plunged straight back into hard work.

According to reports, Cameron paid a visit to Nagasaki, Japan, on the 22nd of December. He was there to visit Tsutomu Yamaguchi, one of the few survivors of the American Atomic bomb attacks on Japan in the second World War. Cameron made the visit to a hospital, where Yamaguchi is staying, being treated for cancer. He was accompanied by Charles Pellegrino, who has written a new book about the attrocities called The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back.

Where this becomes relevent to /Film is in Cameron’s pledge to Yamaguchi, his stated intent to “pass on his rare and harrowing experience to future generations”.

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