Dear Friends of San Diego-WISH and Global Citizens,
As Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, I am sending this message to all of you from Hiroshima as the world is watching Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony. I would like to emphasize the importance of learning and remembering the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from 77 years ago, so as not to ever repeat the nuclear tragedy. At the same time, I would also like all people to be reminded of human resilience and power of harmony.
The current world situations may be posing one of the most imminent threats of nuclear wars in many decades, and it is a crucial time for all of us to come together and continue to seek peaceful ways to resolve conflicts, especially for the younger generations who will create our future.
In this sense, I commend San Diego-WISH’s high school team taking initiative to create the program for today’s event for International Peace & Humanity Day 2022. You are the hope; you are the future. My strong wish is that all your efforts will inspire other young global citizens to take actions to create peaceful world.
I acknowledge and commend San Diego-WISH and all the global audience for your actions and reflections today.
Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture.