LOS ALAMOS-JAPAN INSTITUTE NEWS
Los Alamos-Japan Institute invites the community to celebrate Sadako Sasaki at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 with the LAJI Global Conversations webinar series. The series features Clifton Truman Daniel in conversation with thought leaders 75 years after his grandfather, President Harry S. Truman, authorized the use of atomic weapons against Japan. This week we welcome back LAJI friend Masahiro Sasaki, his sons Yuku and Sumiyuki and the Japanese filmmakers documenting the Sasaki family Hiroshima survivor stories.
Experience world-changing inclusive storytelling. Clifton shares, “when I met Masahiro and Yuji in 2010, Yuji placed a tiny paper crane into my palm and told me it was the last one folded by his aunt, Sadako Sasaki, before she died. That crane carried me and my family to Hiroshima and Nagasaki two years later.”
Join Masahiro and Clifton in a conversation about the significance of origami paper cranes, their place in Sadako’s life and Masahiro’s vision for their role in global reconciliation. Go behind the scenes of the new film Paper Crane Miracles celebrating his sister Sadako’s too short life. Hosted by LAJI Founder Dr. Judith Stauber.
Los Alamos, Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain places of conscience connected by the atomic bomb where memory remains deeply rooted in the culture and values of each place. LAJI grows inclusive storytelling experiences and cultural exchange with a network of atomic bomb survivors, scientists, artists, educators, mayors, museums, and universities to further intercultural dialogue and collaboration.