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Hiroshima Survivor Keynote at “Remembering Hiroshima” Event

MOSCOW — A Hiroshima survivor, author, and activist is the keynote of a four-day event to better understand the broad implications of atomic warfare, hosted by the University of Idaho. Remembering Hiroshima is Monday to Thursday, Sept. 12-15, on the Moscow campus and features a variety of speakers and events, all free and open to the public.

Monday, Sept. 12

2 p.m. — Air Force ROTC session on Hiroshima and the consequences of nuclear use, Aurora Room of the Idaho Student Union Building (ISUB).

Tuesday, Sept. 13

10:30 a.m. — “The Aesthetics of Post-Atrocity Building Projects,” with Yutaka Sho, associate professor of architecture, Syracuse University, Clearwater Room of the ISUB.

2:30 p.m. — “Godzilla and Japan’s Nuclear Imaginary, From Hiroshima to Fukushima,” with William Tsutsui, president of Ottawa University, Clearwater Room of the ISUB.

7 p.m. — “Godzilla” (1954). Free viewing at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Introductory remarks by Tsutsui.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

10:30 a.m. — “Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Environmental Age,” with Toshihiro Higuchi, assistant professor of history, Georgetown University, Borah Theater, Bruce M. Pitman Center.

4 p.m. — Keynote address, “An A-bomb Survivor’s Testimony – The Voice of the Hibakusha for Peace,” by Keiko Ogura, a Hiroshima survivor, International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center.

Other related activities on the Moscow campus include:

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Exhibit at the Reflections Gallery in the ISUB, now through Sept. 16.
  • Japanese literature, manga and film display at the U of I Library, now through Sept 16.
  • Origami crane making, noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 1-16, at the entrance to the ISUB.

Thursday, Sept. 15

5 p.m. — “My Journey on the Road to Peace – A Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Story,” by Keiko Ogura, Moscow High School Auditorium. This event is geared for fifth- to eighth-grade students and their families.

Remembering HIroshima is sponsored by the U of I Idaho Asia Institute and the Japan Foundation. Co-sponsors are the College of Art and Architecture, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History, the Martin Institute, School of Global Studies, the School of Journalism and Mass Media and the U of I Library, all at the University of Idaho, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum of Hiroshima, Japan.