Neil Burton and the Historic Debate on China's Future: Echoes from the Past to the Present

January 31, 2012 from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Clearihue Building, room A127
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Koko Tanimoto Kondo

Koko Tanimoto Kondo, writer, speaker, and educator from Hiroshima, talks about the effects of the bomb on her life, and her ongoing work for peace. Koko, daughter of Rev. Kiyoshi Tanimoto and Chisa Tanimoto, was an 8-month old baby and was 1.1 km away from the hypocenter on August 6th, 1945 when the first atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima's people. Koko, who miraculously survived the bombing, grew up with victims who came to her father's church on a daily basis. Seeing the terrible scars on faces of young women, little Koko hoped someday to meet the "bad guys" who did this to them, and take revenge somehow. Then, one day, an opportunity arrived, when she met the co-pilot of Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the Hiroshima bomb....

This lecture is presented by CAPI and Neil Burton Commemorative Fund. The Second Annual Burton Commemorative Lecture with the co-operation of Satoko Norimatsu and the Peace Philosophy Centre.