Koko in the News

News 2020

THE MAINICHI
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20201019/p2a/00m/0na/010000c 

NPR (National Public Radio)
https://www.npr.org/2020/08/09/900553387/an-atomic-bomb-survivor-on-her-journey-from-revenge-to-peace

ICAN
https://rise.icanw.org/koko_kondo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvwWKZC9lKM&feature=youtu.be https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/08/06/john-hersey-hiroshima-anniversary-japanese-suffering/

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1291514321751572480?s=20&fbclid=IwAR3VstmqiEOJ7tbRg5S_NMDddcSeSu1H6mukyVu4onccFbrwNkMiWZveris

ABC Australia
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-06/atomic-bomb-survivors-75-years-after-hiroshima-nuclear-attack/12501636

Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/for-japanese-girl-hiroshima-attack-became-a-lesson-in-forgiveness/2020/08/06/60f5c7de-d72b-11ea-930e-d88518c57dcc_story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/08/06/john-hersey-hiroshima-anniversary-japanese-suffering/

The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/04/hiroshima-bombing-75th-anniversary-racism-atomic

Japan Times
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/08/05/national/history/urgency-last-hiroshima-atom-bomb-victims/

New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/08/05/world/asia/ap-as-japan-hiroshima-survivors.html

Seattle Times
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/hiroshima-75th-anniversary-preserving-survivors-message-of-peace/

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08my5nq

Stories of our time
https://play.acast.com/s/storiesofourtimes/rememberinghiroshima

Telegraph
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/japan-marks-75th-anniversary-hiroshima-nuclear-attack-tolling/

3CR Radio Station
https://www.3cr.org.au/radioactive/episode-202008081000/hiroshima-survivors-story-koko-kondo

KPCW
https://www.kpcw.org/post/atomic-bomb-survivor-her-journey-revenge-peace#stream/0

National Geographic
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/08/elusive-horror-hiroshima/

Associated Press
https://apnews.com/450811a41cdcafb89d92b6a650d58505

https://apnews.com/148f7fea2913400040bc594449e4cdaa

Koko’s Activities in Japan

Japan 2020

August 7
ICAN Academy / Online interview

August 3
INMP (The International Network of Museums for Peace) / Panelists discussion

July 27
ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security via Zoom

May
Koko was aired on ETV on Thursday May 28th from 10 pm to 10:50 pm

Japan 2019

December / Kyoto
Lecture for teachers at Doshisha Elementary School

Speech at Jodo shu Myokei Temple in Hiroshima.November
Attended the “meeting for peace” with Pope Francis and Setsuko Thurlow in Hiroshima.

Lecture at an Elementary School in Tokushima City.

October
Lecture at Doshisha Elementary School in Kyoto.

Keimyo gakuin Junior High School

September
Speech at Kobe Jogakuin
Speech at Elementary School in Miki-City, Hyogo-Prefecture.

May 27 / Kobe
Koko gave a speech at Kobe Jogakuin

May 22 / Sendai
Koko gave a speech at Miyagi Jogakuin

May 18 / Tokyo
Koko gave a speech at Sophia University
2019 Sophia Symposium: Peace Denuclearization and the future of our society: a Religious – Academic dialogue

Koko’s Activities Worldwide

World 2020

August 8, 2020 / Obama Foundation : Asia Pacific (via Zoom)
Speaker for the Obama Foundation Leaders : Asia Pacific

August 6, 2020 / Hiroshima Peace Memorial joint event
Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum
Honolulu Battleship Missouri Memorial
NHK World

July 16, 2020 / USA, Japan, Australia (via Zoom)
Gem Romuld for 90 minutes, Koko for 15 minutes
Tina Cordova (Survivor of the Trinity Nuclear test “down-winder”)
Karina Lester (Indigenous Australian from South Australia, Second-generation Survivor of nuclear testing)
MC: Robert Tickner

June 28, 2020 / Los Angeles (via Zoom)
Children As The Peacemakers Foundation → Peace to the Planet Foundation

World 2019

From August 22 to August 29, 2019 / Singapore
Koko gave speeches at the Singapore American School.

June 23, 2019 / California
Koko was supposed to give a speech for the inauguration of a Peace Museum in Los Angeles. Koko used to be part of Children as Peacemakers and Pat Montandon asked Koko to come to inaugurate her Peace Museum. But the inauguration was postponed.