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Please note that we only post programs that are appropriate and open to the public.

Upcoming Programs

[Special Program]
Living in North America as a Nuclear Weapon Survivor

  • Speaker: Setsuko Thurlow
  • Date: Tuesday, December 4, 7:00-8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
  • Site: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Supported by the Hiroshima Jogakuin University
  • Seating: 200 (decided by lot. A maximum of 2 people can be registered at once.)
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (IHJ Members/Students: 500 yen) (reservations required) Icon: Registration
  • Registration: Via registration form on the website or by phone. Only those who are chosen in the lottery will be notified by November 16. (Registration deadline November 8)
Ms. Setsuko Thurlow, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, delivered a speech on nuclear weapons abolition at the Nobel Peace Prize presentation in 2017. She will talk about her experiences in the U.S. soon after World WarⅡ, her life as a social worker and her work with the nuclear abolition campaign. This will be an opportunity to think about what is needed for lasting peace.
Setsuko Thurlow Thurlow Setsuko Born in 1932. Graduated from the English Literature Department of Hiroshima Jogakuin University in 1954. She was only 13 and 1.8 km away from the hypocenter of the Hiroshima atomic blast. After graduating from university, she received a scholarship to study in the United States and then immigrated to Canada. She started working in the field of education and medical care as a social worker in Toronto from 1965. She has long been telling her story as a survivor of the atomic bomb in English. She has been working with ICAN since its establishment in 2007 and committed to its nuclear weapon abolition campaign by sharing her personal testimony as a nuclear weapon survivor. She contributed to the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017, and delivered a speech at the Nobel Peace Prize presentation in 2017.


[Special Program]
Living in North America as a Nuclear Weapon Survivor
JEF-KRA Global Risk Symposium 2018 “How to tackle increasing geopolitical risks surrounding Japanese companies”
[Special Program] Asakawa Kan’ichi Memorial Symposium
‘Prospects of Increasing Geopolitical Risks and Its Solutions
–How To Live in an Era of New Normal’
Unitarian Fellowship of Tokyo

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