Saturday, February 25, 2012

postheadericon Interview With Nassrine Azimi, Former Director Of UNITAR & Founder Of "Green Legacy Hiroshima"

Akira Tashiro, Executive Director of the Hiroshima Peace Media Center, interviewed Nassrine Azimi, the first director of the Hiroshima office of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) about the peace training programs that are held at the UNITAR branch in Hiroshima.

In the interview Nassrine Azimi explained that Hiroshima’s transformation from a military city to a city of peace, was based on lessons learned from the war and the atomic bombing.
Friday, February 24, 2012

postheadericon Jujuba Seeds Sent To Amsterdam

Seeds from a jujuba tree that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War Two have been sent to the Amsterdam Botanical Garden by volunteers from the Green Legacy Hiroshima initiative.

Co-founder and co-coordinators Nassrine Azimi  and Tomoko Watanabe hope that the Amsterdam Botanical Garden will grow the seeds in one of their greenhouses. We will keep you posted on any developments.

Meanwhile, we are pleased to report that a package of peace seeds that were sent to one of our supporters in Afghanistan have arrived safely. :)

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What is ANT-Hiroshima?

Asian Network of Trust-Hiroshima, an NGO based in Hiroshima, Japan, draws its inspiration from the experience of the A-bomb survivors who, together with international support, worked to rebuild their shattered city in a spirit of peace and reconciliation. In a similar spirit, ANT-Hiroshima is involved in a range of relief, reconstruction, and peace-building projects in a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

ANT-Hiroshima’s work is rooted in the twin missions of providing material, as well as emotional, support to the people we serve. We bring a human touch to the provision of emergency relief in areas devastated by natural disaster or human conflict. Operating on a small scale at the local level, we share a spirit of warmth and compassion along with such immediate material needs as food, clothing, water, shelter, and medical supplies and services.

In Japan, too, our work is inspired by the spirit of Hiroshima in our efforts to motivate the next generation of Japanese to view the world with compassionate eyes. Through programs in education, we strive to stimulate the awareness and action of young people towards both the material and emotional needs of their local communities as well as the international community.

Tomoko Watanabe,
Founder and Executive Director,

Green Legacy Hiroshima

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