Atomic Bomb Survivors Meet Harry Truman’s Grandson: Sharing Personal Stories

April 29, 2014
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Tuesday, April 29, 9:30 AM – 11 AM (EST)

More than 69 years have passed since President Harry S. Truman authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Two survivors, Ms. Reiko Yamada, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Mr. Michio Hakariya, survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, share their reflections, remembrances and personal testimonies with Truman’s grandson, Mr. Clifton Truman Daniel. Mr. Daniel will recount his own journey toward understanding this event, including encounters with survivors during recent trips to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Invited high school groups will be at Japan Society to hear these eyewitness accounts and reflect on the events that shape their own personal narratives. Mr. Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki, and Mr. Kazumi Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima will be among the guests. Invited schools only. For more information about this program, contact us at [email protected] or 212-715-1275.

This program will be broadcast live on Ustream from Japan Society from 9:30 am until 11 am (EST) on Tuesday, 4/29.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Images, left to right: © Janis Lewin; Courtesy of Youth Arts New York; Courtesy of Clifton Daniel

The program is co-sponsored by Hibakusha Stories, an initiative of Youth Arts New York, and is offered in cooperation with Peace Boat.

This program is being ustreamed live by Rieko Ishibashi and Kosaku Horiwaki of Cinema Forum Fukushima.

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  • 9:30 am