The following video from the BBC comedy quiz show QI, hosted by Stephen Fry, drew an official complaint from the Japanese Embassy in London and an equally quick apology from the BBC.
Fry portrayed Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a survivor of both nuclear bombs dropped on Japan during WWII, as the "unluckiest man in the world."
Yamaguchi, who died aged 93 last year of stomach cancer, was badly burned by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima while on business in the port city, but managed to take a train to his hometown of Nagasaki, where he experienced the second bomb to be dropped on Japan by American forces.
It is supposed that around 100 people were subject to the same "double bombing" experience at the time.
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