Nagasaki’s Students Promoting Peace

During World War II, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second city in the world to be subject to nuclear warfare. On 9 August 1945, Nagasaki was the target of the world’s second atomic bomb attack at 11:02 a.m., when the north of the city was destroyed and an estimated 40,000 people were killed. The city suffered catastrophic damage.  According to statistics found within Nagasaki Peace Park, the death toll from the atomic bombing totaled 73,884, as well as another 74,909 injured by blistering blast wind, heat rays, and another several hundred thousand diseased and dying due to fallout and other illness caused by radiation.  The citizens of Nagasaki wish that they be the last ones to suffer from the damage and tragedy caused by an atomic bombing and nuclear weapons.  The citizens of Nagasaki are determined to ensure that the cataclysm caused by the atomic bomb and nuclear weapons is never repeated.



At FRIM, Nagasaki’s students were facsinated by the silicified wood, mersawa (Anisoptera, Dipterocarpaceae) log buried and preserved in volcanic ash in Java millions of years ago. 


Representative from FRIM giving the brief.  Listening attentive were Zainoru and Kenji  


Greenery at FRIM looking from the pavilion at Sg. Cheroh’s activities field


Every year on August 9, many young people visit Nagasaki to participate in the Nagasaki Peace Ceremony. Since 1993, Nagasaki City has been hosting the Youth Peace Forum on August 8 and 9 so that these visiting youth can learn about the reality of the atomic bombing and the value of world peace, as well as communicating with the youth in Nagasaki through activities to promote peace


In 2006 was the first visit by a group of Nagasaki University’s students in promoting peace 


Enjoying canopy walk that suspended 30m from the ground and spans over 200m at FRIM 


Hideaki Ishei, Yurina Sakae, Kenji Hayano, Chie Tanaka and Shiki Matsuo are from Nagasaki University, Japan. 


Enjoying bola takraw’s bowling


In 2006 was the first time community of KD9 Kota Damansara, Malaysia have an honour to became a host to the visiting students from Nagasaki Japan.  Since then every year the students keep visiting us for promoting friendship and peace.  This year on 23 to 24 August 2008, again a group of 4 students from University of Nagasaki; Yurina Sakae, Hideaki Ishei, Chie Tanaka and Chieko Taneda, 1 staff of Nagasaki City; Shiki Matsuo and lead by Kenji Hayano, a manager of Administration Section visited Malaysia and Kota Damansara


Japanese girls and a boy participated in drawing contest 


Malaysian girls showing their skill in drawing contest 


Chie Tanaka showing and teaching art of origami to the residents of KD9 


Even the boys Ashraf, Faiz, Fariz, Alif, Meor and Firdaus also have an interest in origami 


Finally a Malaysian  acquired the skill of origami


The visitors were treated by their foster parents with visiting Kuala Lumpur and other cities surrounding cities like Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya and Putrajaya enjoying foods and fruits with Malaysian hospitality.  The other progmam was visiting Forest Research Iinstitute (FRIM).  At FRIM they were enjoyed themselves with the nature, games and fun organised and coordinated by En Zainol @ Zainoru from Centre of Japanese Studies , University of Malaya together with Resident Association and Community of KD9.


Malaysian and Japanese youths happily together


Hideaki Ishiei, Chie Taneda, Yurina Sakae and Shiki Matsuo in traditional dress, kimono 



One comment

  1. Salam.. Sy tgh cari bilik untk disewa area SEGI College Kota Damansara. Budget RM100-RM150. Small room pun xper. Nak masuk minggu depan.. Kalau ada, tlg maklumkan pd sy eh.. TQ!


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