Live from Ground Zero: 75th Hiroshima Anniversary

A Live Stream in English by Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace

Program Updated! (August 5, 2020)

Our volunteer group, Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace (HIP), will live stream on YouTube to convey voices of Hiroshima in English on August 6th, 2020 — the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing.

We’ll give a guided virtual tour of monuments and A-bombed buildings inside and outside Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park. Additionally, two atomic bomb survivors will share their testimonies.

Every year on August 6th, HIP has held the Special A-bomb Testimony in English, where visitors can listen to atomic bomb survivors’ experiences in English. But due to coronavirus, we’re taking our August 6th peace promotion activities online for the first time.

We believe this step will help promote the abolition of war and nuclear weapons by increasing global access to Hiroshima’s A-bomb experience. We hope Hiroshima’s message of peace will encourage people struggling to overcome coronavirus, injustice, and violence around the world.

The event starts with a greeting from Keiko Ogura, director of HIP, at 10am and we’ll finish live streaming with the lantern floating ceremony in the evening.

Program (subject to change)

  • 10:00am
    Message from Keiko Ogura, A-bomb survivor and Director of HIP
  • 10:30am
    Peace Park Tour I – Introduction to the Peace Park, Atomic Bomb Victims Memorial Monument, Pond of Peace, Flame of Peace, Children’s Peace Monument, Atomic Bomb Dome
  • 11:30am
    Peace Park Tour II – Statue of the Merciful Goddess of Peace, Monument In Memory of the Korean Victims of the A bomb, Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, Peace Bell
  • 1:00pm JST
    Interview with Kazuhiko Futagawa, in-utero A-bomb survivor
  • 2:10pm
    Peace Park Tour III – Monument in Memory of Dr. Marcel Junod, Monument to Norman Cousins, Memorial Monument for Barbara Reynolds
  • 3:00pm
    Live picture show about Keiko Ogura’s A-bomb experience plus discussion between Keiko and the high school student who drew the pictures
  • 4:30pm
    Peace Park Tour IV – Rest House, Motoyasu river and bridge, Memorial Tower for Mobilized Students
  • 5:40pm
    Peace Park Tour V – Yorozuyo Bridge with information about foreign students from Southeast Asia during WW2
  • 6:30pm JST
    Lantern floating ceremony

YouTube channel Hiroshima Interpreters for peace

Contact Information
Junji Yamada (HIP Chief Staff)
Skype: live:junji.yamada
E-mail: Visit our online message form

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