Remembering Hiroshima and Nagazaki 1945

18-06-2017 11:31 PM

Mary Fikry - Antoun Milad

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagazaki 1945

To mark the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bomb explosions on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the Japan Foundation Cairo Office is holding an exhibition of educational posters about the events. The aim is to understand what happened in these cities, the explosions’ after-effects and the current situation of nuclear weapons all over the world.

The exhibition began on 25 May and runs till 5 July. It includes some 30 posters in Arabic, English and Japanese showing the manufacture of the atomic bombs, how they fell, and the two cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki before and after their destruction, also how the Japanese dealt and still deals with the aftermath of the catastrophe. A documentary is screened of interviews with survivors.

The exhibition also includes books about the disaster, the first of its kind in the history of mankind, and of Japanese endeavours to raise the awareness in the world that it should never occur again. The books include the famous story Barefoot Gen which was translated into more than 22 languages, and lately into Arabic.

Professor Maher al-Sherbini of Cairo University’s Japanese Language and Literature Department will deliver a lecture on the Hiroshima catastrophe on Wednesday 5 July. The lecture will include live interviews on Skype with survivors.

Watani International

18 June 2017

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