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Japanese group bears witness to nuclear war

Michael Tsai
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Peace Boat passengers, including “hiba­ku­sha” — atomic bomb survivors — gave a dance performance Sunday aboard the vessel, a Japa­nese cruise ship that carries thousands of passengers to about 50 countries with a mission to promote peace and champion human rights through education and environmental and disaster relief work.
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At left, seven of the Hibakusha - atomic bomb survivors - on board the Peace Boat, stand up to congratulate the performers of Ohana Arts following their presentation of an excerpt from their musical, "Peace On Your Wings," the story of Sadako Sasaki, during a program on board the Peace Boat. The Peace Boat is a Japanese international cruise ship that carries thousands of passengers including several Hibakusha - Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors - to about 50 countries with a mission to promote peace and champion human rights through global education, environmental and disaster relief work.
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The Ocean Dream cruise ship, also known as the Peace Boat, arrived Sunday in Hono­lulu Harbor.
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Peace is something wonderful, and it’s not something we should take for granted.”
Soh Horie
A “hibakusha,” a survivor of the United States’ atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki