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Event 

Title:
Hiroshima Survivors Visit - Peace Camp
When:
Thu 30 Mar 2017  3:00pm
Category:
SCND National Events

Description

Two survivors of the US atomic bomb attack on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 1945 will visit Scotland, as the critical UN negotiations for a nuclear ban treaty enter their third day. 

Reiko Yamada and Midori Yamada will visit Scotland (28 - 31 March) as part of the Hibakusha 2017 tour. The tour is timed to co-incide with the UN negotiations since the reality of the horrific consequences of nuclear weapons, to which the women are direct witnesses, has been fundamental to the worldwide civil society pressure which led 123 of the world's nations to vote last October for the negotiations to begin.

Born in Hiroshima in 1934, Reiko Yamada (3) was 10 when the US bomb devastated her city. Midori Yamada was born four years after the detonation and shares the fear among second–generation survivors of ongoing genetic damage from the radiation.

On Wednesday 29th of March, 2.30 pm the women will meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and have a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

On Thursday 30th they will travel to Faslane and Coulport to observe the nuclear bases there and will visit Faslane Peace Camp.

Supporters are warmly welcome to the Peace Camp at 3 pm.