Yasuaki Yamashita

Hibakusha Meets UN Tour Guides and Interns

On 18 December 2015, Mr. Yasuaki Yamashita, a hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) from Nagasaki who now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, met with UN Tour Guides and also with UN interns in New York to share his testimony of the horrors of the nuclear bombing he experienced seventy years ago on 9 [...]

2016-11-22T16:55:57-05:00December 18th, 2015|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Yasuaki Yamashita|

Survivors Ensure Their Stories Live On

August 6, 1945, started out a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, and Reiko Yamada and her classmates were lining up outside their elementary school, waiting for class to begin. The morning was blisteringly hot, and some of Yamada's friends had fainted under the strong sun. Their teacher told them to take refuge [...]

2016-11-16T21:39:56-05:00May 20th, 2015|Reiko Yamada, Yasuaki Yamashita|

Atomic Bomb Survivors Talk to Students at UNIS

High school students at the UN International School at Waterside Plaza welcomed two World War II survivors from Japan to their class on Monday to hear their experiences from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The program was brought to the school by the organization Hibakusha Stories, which is a UN-affiliated NGO and [...]

2016-11-16T21:18:59-05:00May 1st, 2015|Setsuko Thurlow, Yasuaki Yamashita|

Truman Grandson Calls For A-Bomb Survivors To Be Heard

Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman who authorized the 1945 atomic bombings of Japan, on Tuesday called for atomic bomb survivors to be heard to understand the threat of nuclear weapons. Speaking to some 200 local high school students in New York, Daniel said that regardless of whether people agree [...]

FIU Scholars Discuss Dropping the Bomb

Often history comes to us as printed words from books with facts like death tolls in numbers where pain and tragedy elicit a moral reaction that seems to lack a personal connection. Yet, when the past interacts personally in a live setting, history can be viewed differently and varying perspectives are gained that might [...]

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