Hiroshima: The Atomic Story

Monday 28 September from 11:35 to 12:25 in Háskólatorg room 101

Open seminar hosted by the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland, in collaboration with the City of Reykjavik and the Iceland-Japan Society

Hiroshima: The Atomic Story

Surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are called  hibakusha in Japanese. Dedicated to the ideas of ridding the world of nuclear weapons and ensuring that no one else ever becomes a hibakusha, atomic-bomb survivors have continued to share their stories with younger generations. The presentation addresses this powerful message from the City of Hiroshima with the people of Iceland.

The lecturer, Yumie Hirano, is an official Hiroshima A-bomb Legacy Successor. She will speak about the effects of the nuclear bombings in Japan in World War II. Yumie travels the world and passes the experiences of the victims from Hiroshima and explains the horrors of the usage of nuclear weapons.

The seminar will be held in English and is open to all.

In relations to the event the organizers have set up a temporary poster exhibition on the ground floor of Haskolatorg (corridor between Haskolatorg and Gimli) from 22-30 September 2015 where further information on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can be found.

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