Wednesday, September 5, 2012

postheadericon One Day In Hiroshima: An Oral History - Now On The IPPNW Website In Memory of Dr Shizuteru Usui

Dr. Shizuteru Usui
 On May 9th 2012 Dr. Shizuteru Usui, president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), passed away.

On 6th August 1945 Shizuteru Usui, who was then an eight year old boy, was near his home in Ushita-honmachi, 2.3 kilometers north east of the hypocenter when the a-bomb exploded.

We posted an obituary on our blog.


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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

Green Legacy