PSR’s beloved Dr. James Yamazaki passed away on March 5, 2021, at the age of 104

“Jim was the quintessential physician for social responsibility.” Denise Duffield

Denise Duffield of PSR-LA wrote, “Dr. Yamazaki served in WWII as a combat surgeon, visiting his parents in an internment camp before he set off for war. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and marched 800 miles as a POW. After the war he served as head of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, studying the effects of radiation on children in Nagasaki and Hiroshima which he continued for decades and chronicled in his book Children of the Atomic Bomb. Despite experiencing the horrors of war and cruelty of racism, before and after the war, Jim was eternally positive, full of love and laughter with a wonderful sense of humor. He was also a pediatrician who was much loved by generations in LA especially LA’s Japanese-American community. His obit fills in more details of his extraordinary life.”  LA Times obituary of Dr. James Nobuo Yamazaki

We at SF Bay PSR extend our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Yamazaki’s son, Paul Yamazaki of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, and to the Yamazaki family.