Event
Events in Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Reflections on the 7th Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World, 5 and 8 August, 2014
Date: 5 and 8 August, 2014
Location: Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan


August 5th and 8th, 2014 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Reflections on the 7th Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World
Peace Boat Hibakusha Project
---Across Generations: Building a Nuclear-Free Future Together---


Event Overview

Next year, 2015 will mark 70 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the end of the World War II. Yet we continue to face international conflict and the nuclear threat is ever present. Japan's role as the only country to experience the devastation of a direct nuclear bombing has become increasingly vital in tackling these issues. Now more than ever, there is a need to continue spreading the voices of Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) and retelling their stories on a global scale, but the number of Hibakusha who can share their experiences is becoming fewer. There are concerns that younger generations are too far removed from these events of 7 decades ago and lack awareness of the issues involved. Now we must pose the question: how can the younger generation continue to retell the stories of Hibakusha to strive for a nuclear free world?

The seventh "Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World" was held onboard Peace Boat's 83rd Global Voyage (March 3 to June 24, 2014) . The project took place under the theme "Across Generations: Building a Nuclear-Free Future Together." Two Youth Communicators joined eight Hibakusha to participate in the global voyage to call for global nuclear abolition in 14 cities in 12 countries. With the reality of having fewer and fewer Hibakusha who can share their experiences, the Youth Communicators, working closely with the eight Hibakusha, sought to find creative new ways of expression using art, music and theatre to reach a wider and younger audience.

For 104 days Hibakusha and Youth Communicators worked together to strive for a nuclear free future. Please join us to hear more about their activities and their reflections on the "7th Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World."

Date & Time:
HIROSHIMA Tuesday, August 5 14:00 -16:00
NAGASAKI Thursday, August 8 14:00 -16:00

Participation: Free

Event Location:
HIROSHIMA
RCC Bunka Center, 7th floor, Rm 704
5-11 Hashimotochō Naka-ku Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, 730-0015, Japan
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NAGASAKI
【Event location】Nagasaki Kinro Fukushikaikan, 4th floor lecture hall
9-6 Sakuramachi Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture,
850-0031, Japan
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Event Programme

1) Video screening of activities during the seventh Global Voyage for a Nuclear Free World
2) Reflecting on the voyage: achievements and challenges 
3) Inheriting & retelling the story: working across generations
4) Information on upcoming Global Voyage for a Nuclear Free World

The event will be held in Japanese; please contact us in advance for inquiries about language support in English.


Further Information;

Overview of the 7th Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World - Peace Boat Hibakusha Project"
Profiles of Hibakusha and Youth Communicators who participated in the 7th Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World
General Information about the Peace Boat Hibakusha Project

Download flyer

Download this document as a flyer (PDF) here.

Contact
Rika Watanabe (International Coordinator, Peace Boat)
Tel: +81-3-3363-8047
Email: pbglobal [at] peaceboat.gr.jp


Hibakusha Project Participants with city officials in Kotor, Montenegro. The city joined the Mayors for Peace Network after the Hibakusha gave testimony at the press conference.