Post date: 2021.01.08

Kyushu University Global Peace Symposium Commemorating the Nagasaki A-Bombing, 75 Years Later

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We are now standing at a crucial moment in history for the call for peace and safety in our ever-changing world. The year 2020 marked the 75th year since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. This year, 2021, witnesses the formal implementation of the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, the world’s first international agreement to pursue comprehensively prohibiting nuclear warheads across the globe.

Kyushu University’s International Student Center, together with its supporting organizations, earnestly invites you to join this online symposium. Anyone around the world is warmly welcome.

This symposium will not only discuss the Nagasaki a-bombing as a tragic event of Japan’s past; this special international event will offer you an invaluable opportunity to think about future peace and safety together with other participants across the globe. You will learn from the personal account of a survivor of the Nagasaki a-bombing, engage in a discussion directly with the survivor, and, we hope, commit to actively joining with this symposium’s global participants in the pursuit of global peace and safety in your own lifetime, particularly in these days of uncertainty and instability.

Please register for this symposium. Listen to a voice from the past to seek peace in the future.

Target General, Current students and staff
Dates 2021.01.23 [Sat] 18:30 – 20:00
Venue Off Campus
Venue name Zoom Webinar (The URL of Zoom will be sent to the participants who have registered)
Venue address
Seating capacity 500 people, in order of arrival
Participation fee Free of charge
Event details 1. Opening remarks by Dr. Masa Higo, Professor, International Student Center, Kyushu University
2. Short Lecture: “The Radiance of Hibakusha Testimonies Now and Then” by Dr. Gabrielle Decamous, Associate Professor, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University
3. Video Presentation: “The Children of Nagasaki”
4. Keynote Presentation: “The Voice of an A-Bombing Survivor – Personal Account & Message for Peace” by Mr. Yoshiro Yamawaki, Survivor of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing, Global Peace Activist
5. Q&A and Discussion with Mr. Yamawaki, Survivor of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing
Registration method Advanced registration required
Registration period 2021.01.07 [Thu] – 2021.01.23 [Sat]

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Publishing period 2021.01.08 [Fri] – 2021.01.23 [Sat]
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