What was the effect on japan from the atomic bombs?

The death rate was catastrophic! It left many Japanese people with severe burns to their bodies and radiation poisoning which still continues in the genes to this day. The initial bomb blew things apart, but there was great silence, then the cloud appeared and fire exploded. It was so sudden that there were imprints of bodies all over the place (evaporated.) The land was rendered useless because of the radiation. It amazed me that after such a horrific thing happening that the Japanese built up Hiroshima and Nagasaki so quickly. Still, to this day there are many birth defects created by the dropping of the Atomic Bomb. Not something one should be proud of!