A memorial ceremony hosted by Hiroshima University 

 

 

A memorial ceremony hosted by Hiroshima University was held on August 5th, 2017 at Cairo Japanese School, Giza. This day marks 72 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Students and Employees from both Cairo University and Egypt – Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) presented performances; wishing for world peace.  

 

One of the survivors is Mr. Wataru Nogata, Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Volunteer in Cairo from Nagasaki City. He descends from the second generation of the Nagasaki atomic bomb. His father was one year old at the time, yet he maintained Hiroshima and Nagasaki history alive; encouraging for a peaceful world. Another example is Ms. Emi Imano, JICA Volunteer in Cairo from Hiroshima City. She descends from the third generation of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. She passed to the survivors her fear of discrimination and how people could not disseminate their experience. 

 

Moreover, it is noteworthy to mention that Hiroshima University signed an exchange agreement with Cairo University. In March 2016 established the Cairo Center to conduct joint research in Cairo University. Also cooperate with the new faculty class "Peace Studies" established by E-JUST in September to support efforts towards peace for young generations with radical militant thoughts.  

 

E-JUST employee Ms. Eiman Barakat (31) said, "Japan developed wonderfully by learning peace from the burning field after the atomic bombing, we also want to learn from Japanese experience."