This paper is a record of the Keizaburo Toyonaga Lecture and Study Meeting titled “Atomic bomb survivor experiences, including of those living overseas, and their succession: The movements of Keizaburo Toyonaga,” held on January 30 and February 19, 2022, at the Hiroshima University Higashi–Senda Campus.
For this project, we listened to a detailed lecture by Mr. Toyonaga. In addition, Professor Luli van der Does (The Center for Peace, Hiroshima University) and Professor Guanmu Ho (Japanese Imperial Forced Mobilization & Peace Study Group, South Korea) took the rostrum for the first and the second sessions, respectively, as interlocutors. Therefore, this article contains an online audience’s remarks, questions, and comments. Although preliminary materials are omitted, most materials presented during the meetings on the above dates are recorded. In addition, Mr. Toyonaga requested Tetsuo Kaneko (Hiroshima Prefectural Representative for the Japan National Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs) contribute material concerning Ichiro Moritaki’s remarks in the second session. Therefore, as the editor, I (Nakamura) made another request and decided to record Kaneko’s article as reference material.
The first project session was titled “Mr. Toyonaga’s Atomic Bomb Experience and the Hiroshima Discussion Group: Handing Down Atomic Bomb Experiences.” The second session was titled “Issues regarding Atomic Bomb Survivors Living Overseas: the History of the Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors and Challenges facing Hiroshima.” Several issues were discussed, including historical background, focusing on how to move beyond victim nationalism while learning about and passing on the experiences of atomic bomb survivors. I hope this paper contributes to similar discussions among the future generation.