Date : July 13, 2023
A Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Hopes for World Peace and the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (Ms. Keiko Ogura)
post date : 2023.06.30
Soon, 78 years will have passed since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. At the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May, worldwide interest in nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and the abolition of nuclear weapons was stronger than ever. Atomic bomb survivor Ms. Keiko Ogura described her experience in the bombing directly to the G7 leaders, communicating Hiroshima’s hopes for a world without nuclear weapons, and received attention from around the globe.
Ahead of the anniversary of the atomic bombing on August 6, the FPCJ has invited Ms. Keiko Ogura, who has spent many years actively communicating to the world the realities of the atomic bombing in an effort to bring about a world without nuclear weapons, to speak about her experience in the atomic bombing and her hopes for peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons.
*Profile of Ms. Keiko Ogura (Founder of Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace)
At the time of the atomic bombing, Ms. Ogura was eight years old and at her home 2.4 kilometers from the center of the explosion. She established the citizen’s group Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace to communicate experiences in the atomic bombing, and as its leader has continued to use English to actively describe the realities of the atomic bombing in Japan and overseas.
■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar.
■Date: July 13 (Thu), 2023, 14:00-15:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, Wednesday, July 12)
■Theme: A Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Hopes for World Peace and the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
■Briefer: Ms. Keiko Ogura
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation
As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.
■Members of the Foreign Press:
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Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).
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