As I have been reflecting upon my recent blog post Black Like Me, I recalled what I had learned when researching the story of the Lucky Dragon No. 5 for the second issue of MyKaiju Magazine. I came across the book Kuboyama and the Saga of the Lucky Dragon by Richard Hudson. Hudson recounts the tragic story of Aikichi Kuboyama, one of the crew and fishermen of the Japanese fishing boat the Lucky Dragon No. 5. Kuboyama was the first victim of the hydrogen bomb, dying several months after their fateful trip to the Bikini Atoll. There is an interesting detail to his story that gave me pause.