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Green Legacy Hiroshima has been established to safeguard and spread worldwide the seeds and saplings of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees. It is hoped that many partners will join this initiative and become active ambassadors in their countries of Hiroshima, its peace message and its green legacy.

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Activities in Hiroshima - April 2018

The International Organizations I class of Professor Azimi at Hiroshima Shudo University attended special lectures as part of their annual study visit to UNITAR. The students benefitted from presentations by the head and other staff of the Hiroshima Office—Mihoko Kumamoto, Shamsulldin Shams and Kenta Matsuoka. They also received a lecture from GLH master-gardener Chikara Horiguchi and later participated in his A-bomb tree tour to the Hiroshima Castle area.

Activities in Hiroshima - April 2018

The GLH Committee meeting took place at UNITAR offices on April 24th. One committee member, Naoko Koizumi, will be stepping down due to family commitments. She shall be deeply missed but we are certain her bonds to GLH will last.

Meanwhile two new members—Mihoko Kumamoto and Atsushi Seo—were welcomed to the team. We look forward to their presence with us in the years ahead.

Botanic Garden of the Irkutsk State University - April 2018

Five years since Dr. Svetlana Sizykh, head of the Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University, came to Hiroshima. We miss her, but she sends good tidings! The XVII interregional Competition of performances in the Japanese language  was held on April 12 at the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication of the Irkutsk State University, also attended by students of Novosibirsk Stae University, Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk) and other institutions. After the competition the group visited the Botanic Garden specially to see the only Japanese Garden in Siberia and The Green Heritage Hiroshima Exposition. This year is the year of 'Japan in Russia and Russia in Japan'. They are planning several special events at the Botanic Garden, including a public event for citizens on August 6, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


Activities in Hiroshima - April 2018

Jun Takaki, an alumnus of GHL partner Oberlin College, and his brother visited Hiroshima recently to learn more about hibakujumoku directly from Arbostist Chikara Horiguchi. In a reflection written about his visit, Jun noted, "Towards the end of our tour, I asked Horiguchi-san, 'Why do you think the trees of Hiroshima are important?” He replied, “The trees remind us of what happened in Hiroshima. Since the trees are silent, they give viewers the opportunity to use their own imagination to understand the trees and what message they convey.'"

Thank you for taking the time to visit and learn, Jun, and we hope you come again!

Activities in Hiroshima - March 2018

In the beautiful setting sun in and around the Memorial Park, a brief talk and visit guided by GLH on Hiroshima’s reconstruction and the A-bomb survivor trees for vistors from Poland, California as well as some of the bright participants from the 'UNITAR Hiroshima Women's Empowerment and Leadership Training for Afghanistan and Iraq'