Intercultural Communication Center(ICC)Waseda University

ICC Talk Session: Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor Lecture: “The Unforgettable Tragedy of the A-bomb” Speaker: Jouji Fukahori (Survivor of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing, 14 years old at the time) (July 15th)

On August 9th, 1945 at 11:02AM, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
The city was completely destroyed and countless lives were lost.
The Second World War ended over 70 years ago and already memories have begun to fade.
However is order to prevent this from happening again and to work towards a world without nuclear weapons, atomic bomb victims have continued to tell their stories to the younger generations.
Sadly though as each year passes the victims grow older and there are less chances to hear their stories.

In an effort to contribute to the eradication of nuclear weapons and strive for world peace, the ICC, the Global Education Center and the Institute of Peace Studies are again jointly organizing a lecture event at Waseda.
The Peace Studies related class “21st Century World War & Peace” will be opened to the public so that everybody can have the chance to listen to an atomic bomb survivor’s story.

The speaker this time, Mr. Jouji Fukahori, was 14 years old and at his Junior High School at the time of the bombing. For those of us in the “younger generation” living in modern Japan, it is quite difficult to imagine the reality of the situation at that time.

We hope that this lecture will provide an opportunity for us all to think about what really matters in life and what is truly important to us.

※There will be a photo exhibition from July 8th – 24th in Waseda Gallery, Building 27, Basement level 1.
Photos of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the time of the bombing will be shown.

Talk Session

Date & Time

July 15th (Sat) 2017, 10:40AM – 12:10PM (Doors open at 10:30)

Venue

Building 14, Room 102

Eligibility

Waseda students, staff & the general public

Language

Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

Cost

Free

Registration

Not required

Organizers

Waseda University Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)
Waseda University Global Education Center
Waseda University Institute of Peace Studies (WIPS)

Cooperation

Nagasaki Prefectural Culture, Tourism & International Section

Speaker

Jouji Fukahori: 14 years old at the time of the bombing, he was a third grader in junior high school. He was 3 kilometers from the hypo-center when the bomb detonated. Currently he is working as a “peace guide” around the area of the blast in Nagasaki and at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

Photo Exhibition

Date & Time

July 8th 2017(Sat)- July 24th 2017 )Mon) 10:00 – 18:00  ※Closed on Sundays & national holidays

Venue

Building 27, Basement 1, Waseda Gallery

Eligibility

Waseda students, staff & the general public

Cost

Free

Inquiries

TEL: 03-5286-3990   E-mail: icc-talk@list.waseda.jp

Dates
  • 0708

    SAT
    2017

    0724

    MON
    2017

  • 0715

    SAT
    2017

Place

Building 27, Basement 1, Waseda Gallery & Building 14, Room 102

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Posted

Tue, 27 Jun 2017

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