“In 2008, I joined the Peace Boat initiative as a hibakusha and visited 20 countries over a period of four months as part of a global cultural exchange campaign with other victims of war and ongoing nuclear tests. Since then, I have been working as a peace monument guide at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and have taken many students across the city to speak about Hiroshima’s brief history as a military capitol. What I wish to communicate through my guided tours is what I believe to be Hiroshima’s modus operandi – to break the cycle of retaliation.”
Distance from hypocenter: 4.8km
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