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That Day in 1945: Effects of the Atomic Bombs in Post-WWII Japanese Culture

Slocum Auditorium

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That day on August 6th, 1945, the first atomic bomb attacked Hiroshima, three days later Nagasaki, and changed the world ever after. Hiroshima survivor Keiko Ogura comes to Syracuse University to participate in a series of events in October 2017. Ms. Ogura will deliver a keynote speech at this interdisciplinary and international symposium.

Morning Session: That Day 9:00 - 12:40

09:00 Opening Remarks, Gail Bulman, Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

09:10 Introduction, Yutaka Sho, Architecture

09:20 Keynote, Keiko Ogura

10:00 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Margarita Estevez-Abe, Maxwell

Panelists: Keiko Ogura; George Kallander, Maxwell; Brian Hurley, LLL

10:50 Introduction, Tomoko Walter, LLL

11:00 Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Goddard College - "Imagining Hiroshima"

11:35 Chad Diehl, Loyola University - "Against Walls of Silence: Survivors and Memory

Activism in Nagasaki"

12:10 Q & A

12:40 Break for Lunch

13:10 Film: "My Small Steps from Hiroshima" Chie Yamagishi, Director, Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK World

14:00 Q & A

Afternoon Session: Now 14:30 - 16:40

14:30 Introduction, Tomoko Walter, LLL

14:40 Daisaku Yamamoto, Colgate University - "From Hiroshima to Fukushima and

Beyond: Living by Nuclear"

15:15 Susan Napier, Tufts University - "No More Words: The Visual Imagination of

Apocalypse in Japanese Anime and Manga"

15:50 Q & A

16:20 Closing Remarks, Keiko Ogura

Exhibition: That Day Now: Shadows Cast by Hiroshima in Slocum Marble Room and Atrium


For more information, please visit That Day Now Symposium  

More information on Ms. Ogura's visit can be found at the School of Architecture  

Ms. Ogura's ten day visit is sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the following Syracuse University offices, centers, and institutes:

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs/East Asia Program

Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

College of Visual and Performing Arts/The Canary Lab

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Humanities Center

School of Architecture

College of Arts & Sciences

Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

Asian and Asian American Studies

SU Abroad

Center for Human Policy

SU Libraries

School of Education

SI Newhouse School of Public Communications

Disability Cultural Center  

Additional Sponsors:
Barclay Damon

Gabe Nugent

For more information about this event, please contact Havva Karakas-Keles,

For information on accessibility, please contact Marc Albert,

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