Jongkeun Lee was 16 years old when he survived the atomic bomb of Hiroshima. His testimony reminds us that not only Japanese people survived the atomic bombs, but thousands of Korean people were there as well. Korea was occupied by Japan at the time. Many were forced to live and work in Japan. Their experience is often erased, even now. Jongkeun's testimony is a powerful reminder of Japan's complicated history and a call to learn from that history by joining the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
Watch Jongkeun's testimony in this powerful video - presented by Ari Beser's Goss Grove Films- in which he returns to the recently renovated Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum where he toured the virtual displays and recounted his experience.
Raise your voice with Jongkeun and all Hibakusha who declare now is the time for all nations to join the nuclear ban treaty — to end the darkness of this era and welcome the sunrise on a new day through the force of law and the will of the people. We now have the opportunity to bring the treaty into force. We now have the opportunity to stop funding nuclear violence instead of funding human needs. We now have the opportunity to stop risking the lives of future generations. Take action to ensure there will be no more Hibakusha. Remember the lost of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, honour their memories and the Hibakusha with action.
Photo & Video courtesy of: Ari Beser