Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Don't Give Up - from Nagasaki Peace Declaration of 2005

Mayor Ito JPG

2005 marked 60th anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bombing. Last week, I went to a concert organized by the citizens of Wakaba Town, Chiba, east of Tokyo and listened to a song called "Don't Give Up".

The words of Don't Give Up were taken from the Nagasaki Peace Declaration of 2005, written by Mr. Iccho Ito, the Mayor of Nagasaki who was killed by two shots fired at point-blank range in April last year.

This song was so well composed and arranged and moved me so deeply that I would like to organize a concert and film screening of the film Hiroshima Nagasaki - White Light Black Rain in New York. If anyone reading this is from NY or if you know someone in NY and would like to organize such an event near/or at the UN, please contact me by email.

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