2019 -- Nuclear Weapons
Mrs. Koko Kondo
Mrs. Koko Kondo is a Hiroshima survivor, having been exposed to the nuclear bomb at 8 months. Only an infant at the time the bomb was dropped, her life was affected long after it had detonated. Many hid their survivor status to avoid discrimination. The novelty of the bomb and public ignorance about its effects created a fertile ground for fear. She broke her silence to raise awareness about the effects of nuclear weapons, becoming a peace advocate and urging UKJP participants to create a nuclear-free world.
Read the 2019 Conference Report here.