Voices of Hibakusha

The JASC Legacy Center Presents A “Memories of Now” Seminar Series Presentation

VOICES OF HIBAKUSHA: Testimony of a Survivor of the Nuclear Bomb


Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Ryan Yokota by calling or emailing at 773-275-0097, ext. 222 or at ryokota@jasc-chicago.org.

Featured Speaker: MR. TAKASHI TERAMOTO

1934: Mr. Teramoto is born in Hiroshima City. As of August 1st, 2016, he is eighty-one years of age.

August 6th, 1945: Mr. Teramoto was a fifth grader at a local elementary school at the tender age of ten when he was exposed to the blast of the atomic bomb at a distance of approximately 0.62 miles away from the hypocenter/ground zero. At the time of the detonation, he was at home sitting at his desk writing a letter to a friend who had departed for the countryside as part of the evacuation process to protect the lives of children from air raids.

1998: Mr. Teramoto begins volunteering as a guide for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

2000: Mr. Teramoto is entrusted with the A-bomb victim testimonials at the Hiroshima Peace Culture Center. From then on, his work entails him relating his personal experiences to elementary, middle, and high school students who visit the Museum during their field trips. Mr. Teramoto has also been active overseas, traveling to countries such as the United States of America, India, and Iran to present his testimonies.

Japanese American Service Committee (JASC)
4427 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) and the Japanese American Citizens League – Chicago Chapter (JACL-Chicago).

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