About Us


HIROSHIMA SPEAKS OUT (HSO) is a group of Hiroshima citizens dedicated to translating atomic bomb survivors’ stories and peace promotion activities.

  • Name
  • Director
    Michiko Hamai
  • Our purpose
    The purpose of this organization is to enable people around the world to learn the process by which A-bomb survivors were able to turn from feelings of hatred and retaliation. This will be accomplished through thinking about the experiences of the A-bomb survivors and their lives following the A-bombing.
  • Our activities
    1. To collect stories written by A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima.
    2. To describe the damage caused by the A-bombing.
    3. To make an information page about events, articles, documents, books and symposia related to radiation and nuclear weapons.
    4. To collect messages from people around the world.
    5. To help people around the world have dialogue with A-bomb survivors.
    6. To network with other regions around the world contaminated by radioactivity.
    7. To develop educational materials.
    8. To host meetings and symposia.
    9. To publish books and make CD-ROMs.