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Dr. Akiko Mikamo will be giving a keynote at “Seventy Years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear Abolition and Passing on Atomic Bomb Survivors’ Accounts of the Atrocities” international symposium held at the Hiroshima City University Peace Institute. The symposium will take place on July 20, 2015 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Japan time).
On July 16th 2015, Dr. Mikamo will be giving a keynote at ‘Sowing the Whirlwind’: Nuclear Politics and the Historical Record at the University of London. This conference explores the contestation of knowledge about nuclear bombs and warfare, including the impact and roles of misinformation and secrecy, from the start of World War II until present day. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/ICWS
Dr. Mikamo will be speaking at the Inauguration Ceremony of the exhibit world tour: Transforming the Human Spirit, organized by SGI and co-sponsored by City of Tijuana, Mexico. The exhibition has toured over 20 countries in past 8 years spreading messages of peace all around the world. To read more please visit: http://www.sgi.org/resource-center/ngo-resources/peace-disarmament/transforming-the-human-spirit.html
Dr. Akiko Mikamo’s life work has been to strengthen understanding, forgiveness, and love between people from opposing viewpoints. With the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima approaching, Dr. Mikamo’s book Rising From The Ashes: A True Story of Survival and Forgiveness from Hiroshima celebrates the message her father, Shinji Mikamo, embodies. This true account tells the story of Shinji as