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Shadows for Peace – March 21, 2015

PSR-LA Board Member Dr. Jimmy Hara will moderate “Shadows For Peace, For The Sake of the Children: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience forum” on March 19th at Chapman University in Orange and at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on March 21st. PSR-LA member Dr. James Yamazaki will also be featured in the forum, which is in remembrance of the 250,000 who died instantly or as the result of radiation poisoning from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Japan in August 1945.

Hear personal stories from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) and listen to guest speakers from Hiroshima and Nagasaki as they share how these cities recovered and speak to the movements that were inspired by these devastating explosions. Gain historical insight to “Fat Man” and “Little Boy,” as the bombs were referred to, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the research advancements that impact society today.

March 19th
Chapman University,
Fish Interfaith Center,
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

5:00 – 6:00 pm Art Exhibit and Reception
6:00 – 8:15 pm Forum

March 21st
Japanese American National Museum,
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

1:00 – 5:00 pm Art Exhibit
2:00 – 4:15 pm Forum
RSVP limited seating 714-998-8790


Ms. Tomoko Meakawa, educator, author, president of the Never Again Nagasaki Campaign, executive member of the Nagasaki Global Citizens’ Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and executive member of the International Exchange Division of Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace.

Dr. David Krieger, lecturer, author, founder and president of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He has lectured throughout the US, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law and the abolition of nuclear weapons. Dr. Krieger is chair of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility, chair of the executive committee of the Middle Powers Initiative, and the founder and member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000.

Video Interview with Dr. James Yamazaki. In 1949 Dr. Yamazaki was assigned as Physician-in-Charge of the United States Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Nagasaki. He is the author of “Children of the Atomic Bomb.” He also had served as a combat surgeon at the Battle of the Bulge where he had been captured and held as a prisoner of war by the Germans.

Dr. Akiko Mikamo, lecturer, educator, author, and President of San Diego WISH, Worldwide Initiative to Safeguard Humanity and president and medical psychologist at US-Japan Psychological Services in San Diego. 2014 World Peace & Prosperity Foundation Award Recipient.

Dr. Jimmy Hara, physician and board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, wills serve as moderator.

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JANM – limited Seating – RSVP required