The break in U.S.-Japan relations that happened during the World War II era, today, reminds members of San Diego-WISH the work giving all local peoples the message on reaching out to other peoples goes on. Peace will come after the Hiroshima and Nagasaka histories the members teach students and workers at seminars at schools and organizations are understood, and the people who tell their own story respected.
Akiko Mikamo, the lead at Worldwide Initiative to Safeguard Humanity, helps San DIegans from all cultures and nations learn their own love for who they are. And, face other peoples pleased by a friendly peace. Not hate. Or, a desire to fight.
Typical relations between peoples do not always work. Akiko's book, "Rising from the Ashes," tells her story of the security in acceptance in America that, following a near catastrophe in the Japan bombed by atonic bombs, finally settled in.
The 1,000 paper cranes school children from Minato Gakuen Japanese school, last August, presented on a stone monument at Shelter Island renewed a wish for peace. Chained together, the birds never give way.
August, the non-profit organization again, this year, will teach a gathering of San Diego peoples from different backgrounds the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaka at the 2014 Peace & Humanity Day. Dressed to talk peace, WISH members will ring the Yokohama Friendship Bell at Shelter Island to sound their message on making one San Diego together.
The line continues next week. . . .
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