An article featuring Mr. Takahiro Abiru (Class of 2018 Graduate, Department of Global Affairs, Faculty of Foreign Studies), who was invited to attend the Meeting for Peace with Pope Francis, who visited Japan for the first time in 38 years, was published on Page 30 (Society) of Mainichi Shimbun’s morning paper on Saturday, November 23rd.
While a student at KUFS, Mr. Abiru translated testimony videos of atomic bomb survivors. After graduating, he is inheriting stories on war and conducting peace actions for the abolition of nuclear weapons. He was invited to the Meeting for Peace since he sent a letter to Pope Francis last December on the significance of sharing testimonies by atomic bomb survivors to the world.
Regarding the ceremony on the 24th, Mr. Abiru commented, “I would like to listen very carefully to the Pope’s message of peace at the location of bombing and engrave his words on my heart.”
Mainichi Shimbun (article written in Japanese)
“Looking forward to the message of peace by the Pope – group that translates for atomic bomb survivors receives invitation”