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      Message of Peace: The Story of Shigeko Sasamori, a Hiroshima Maiden (Lecture given via zoom) in Poughkeepsie


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      March 25, 2021

      Thursday   5:30 PM

      124 Raymond Ave
      Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0002

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      Message of Peace: The Story of Shigeko Sasamori, a Hiroshima Maiden (Lecture given via zoom)

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      On August 6, 1945, Shigeko Sasamori survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1955, Norman Cousins, American journalist and peace activist, brought a group of 25 victims of the atomic bomb attack to America for reconstructive surgery. These girls were referred to as the Hiroshima Maidens. Shigeko was one of them. She continued her education in America and became a nurse. Her story was featured in Steven Okazaki’s award-winning film White Light Black Rain. Today Shigeko dedicates her life to promoting peace throughout the world and spreading the message of Hiroshima.

      Shigeko Sasamori’s talk will be delivered through the assistance of Professor Kazumi Hatasa, professor of Japanese at Purdue University. He served as Director of the School of Japanese at Middlebury College for fourteen years until 2018. He is the author of multiple Japanese language textbooks and academic articles on Japanese language, modern civilization, linguistics, technology application, etc. His research interests include applications of technology, integration of rakugo in language teaching, and culinary culture of Japan.

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      Kathleen Panebianco

      kapanebianco@vassar.edu
      (845) 437-7630

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      Chinese and Japanese Department

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