Art & Design

Approaching a new nuclear threat age - what can we learn from Hiroshima?

29 November 2018, London

In this seminar, Mr Michimasa Hirata, one of the few remaining survivors of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb, will talk about his experiences during and after the nuclear explosion in 1945. Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, will examine the major challenges and threats faced by nuclear treaties in the current international context. Mr Tsutomu Ishiai, London Bureau Chief and European Editor of Asahi Shimbun, will discuss the role of journalists in passing down lessons from Hiroshima and the threat of nuclear weapons to the next generation.


Michimasa Hirata is a survivor of the Hiroshima nuclear bomb.

Dr Rebecca Johnson is Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and the founding President of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for raising humanitarian awareness of nuclear weapons and contributing to achievement of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Tsutomu Ishiai is the London Bureau Chief of the Asahi Shimbun.

Admission is free but space is limited, booking is essential.

29 November 2018, 6.00pm

Commitee Room 14, The House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1 2TT

Tel:020 7486 4348

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation