"These men, women, and children who were exposed to the bomb are the hibakusha. This status entitles one to a monthly allowance from the government as compensation for injuries, since many of them have lingering health problems from which they will never recover." Seen on this site: http://www.damninteresting.com/eyewitnesses-to-hiroshima-and-nagasaki Which I'm really happy to have found.
In the Wikipedia article on this term, I saw this quote: 'There is considerable discrimination in Japan against the hibakusha. It is frequently extended toward their children as well: socially as well as economically. "Not only hibakusha, but their children, are refused employment," says Mr. Kito. "There are many among them who do not want it known that they are hibakusha."' —Studs Terkel, The Good War, (1984), 542 Which I also thought worth sharing here.