Cranes of Peace: Hiroshima’s Trauma at Pearl Harbor – Sadako Sasaki died from radiation-induced leukemia ten years after the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima City on August 6, 1945. Although she didn’t know it at the time, Sadako’s origami cranes would later spread around the globe as one of the most important symbols associated with the memory of the bombings of Japan. In 2012, one of these cranes was given to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. What does this mean for the remembrance of Pearl Harbor and the traumatic memory of Hiroshima? How might this object, the smallest on display at the Visitor Center, make a difference to those who visit the site? Come and discuss these questions and more with Mr. David P. Janes, a doctoral student in Sociology at The New School in New York City, as he presents his dissertation research. David is currently the Director of Foundation Grants at the United States – Japan Foundation.
This edition of Japan Talks is generously hosted by Masuda Funai
- Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
- Time: 5:30- 6:30 PM)
- Location: Masuda Funai, 203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2500
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