Peace, Somewhere Among

Hiroshima on August 6, 2001

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan visited the annual Hiroshima Memorial Service for the Dead and the Peace Memorial Ceremony at the Peace Memorial Park in 2001. There was a moment of silence and a release of doves. Hiroshima’s Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba gave a “Peace Declaration,” and children gave a “Commitment to Peace.”

Prime Minister Koizumi stated, “Being the only country ever to have experienced nuclear devastation, Japan observes its Peace Constitution, firmly maintaining the Three Non-Nuclear Principles. Japan is also continuing to appeal to the international community for the abolition of nuclear weapons and realization of a permanent peace so that the horrors of nuclear weapons never be repeated.”


Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba’s Peace Declaration 2001

BBC News photos of Hiroshima August 6, 2001

Hiroshima Memorial Service Washington Post

Japan marks 56th anniversary of Hiroshima USA Today


Hiroshima and Peace program for undergraduate and graduate students


Children’s Peace Monument Tower of a Thousand Cranes

Hiroshima Peace Site   Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Website

Hiroshima Peace Media Center


Message from Hiroshima Official Trailer narrated by George Takei

George Takei’s Hiroshima part 1

George Takei’s Hiroshima, Japan part 2 George Takei Remembers

George Takei’s Hiroshima, Japan part 3 Reconnecting with Family


The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw, 2016



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