Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum will hold Special A-bomb Testimony with the cooperation of Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace (HIP), August 6th, 2023. This event is being held for the first time in 3 years.
Date: 10:00-12:30, August 6th, 2023 Place: Cosmos Room, 2nd Basement, International Conference Center Hiroshima
A couple of atomic bomb survivors speak their A-bomb experiences. One speaker is Mr. Kazuhiko Futagawa, who was exposed to the atomic bombing while still in his mother’s womb. Another is Ms. Keiko Ogura, who was eight years old on the day of the atomic boming. She became famous for directly meeting with G7 leaders and Ukrainian President Zelensky at the G7 Hiroshima Summit and sharing her experience as an atomic bombing survivor.
After you listen to their experiences, you will have a chance to talk with the survivors and other partisipants.
With the COVID-19 situation calming down and the government resuming acceptance of individual foreign tourists, the Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace has resumed accepting requests for guides. Reservations can be made here. https://www.hipj.org/en/request-a-peace-park-guide
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.