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Hiroshima survivor Keijiro Matsushima Oct. 16

October 9, 2009

Keijiro Matsushima was 16-years-old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. At that time, he was inside a school building that was only two kilometers away from the epicenter.

Keijiro Matsushima
Friday, Oct. 16
2 p.m.
DC Bottoms (Durrell Center Basement)

Underneath the mushroom cloud

Keijiro Matsushima was 16-years-old when the atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. At that time, he was inside a school building that was only two kilometers away from the epicenter.

The first atomic bomb was dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The residents of Hiroshima were given no advance warning of the bombing.

The bomb killed as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima with roughly half of those deaths occurring on the day of the bombing.

First-hand account followed by Q&A

Matsushima will fly directly from Japan to come to Colorado State University to share his story about the experience.

Join us as Matsushima gives his first-hand account of living through about the A-bomb attack.

A Q&A session will follow the one hour presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by GUIDECampus Activities, and the Asian/Pacific American Culture Center.


Contact: Brandon Cox
Phone: (970) 491-4116