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Date : August 4, 2020

75 Years Since the Bombing—Nagasaki’s Hopes, Prayers, and Lessons

post date : 2020.07.21

2020 will mark 75 years since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.


The FPCJ has invited Mr. Tomihisa Taue, the mayor of Nagasaki, to hold an online briefing ahead of the 75th anniversary of the bombing, August 9.


He will discuss how Nagasaki sends a powerful message to visitors with related facilities separated into three zones of Hope, Prayer, and Study, explaining Nagasaki’s sincere desire for peace and initiatives working towards abolishing nuclear weapons.

■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be an online press briefing held as a Zoom webinar. 

■Date: August 4 (Tue), 2020, 11:00-12:00 (Application deadline: Noon, August 3)
■Briefer: Mr. Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                      

Deadline for application: Noon, August 3  (*Questions deadline: July 27, foreign press only)
  *Note: No reply will be sent confirming your application, but after applying an email will be sent 

      before the day of the briefing with details on how to join the briefing.

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:
Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by July 27.  As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).

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