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Toyokazu Ihara delivered a public lecture titled "No More Nagasakis: Interfaith Action Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons," followed by discussion by Yuki Miyamoto on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in 120 Physical Sciences Building.

Toyokazu Ihara was a child when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on his home city of Nagasaki in August 1945. His mother, sister, and two brothers died of radiation exposure after participating in rescue work. Ihara went on to become a union organizer, a longtime Nagasaki city council member, president of a major survivors' organization, and an active member of a 45-year-old group of leaders of local Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist and Shinto religious organizations. Ihara was in the United States as a Special Communicator for a World Without Nuclear Weapons, an official designation granted by Japan's ministry of foreign affairs.

Yuki Miyamoto, author of the book Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima, has been designated a Peace Correspondent by the mayor of Nagasaki.