Tomoko Watanabe’s presentation, Grassroots Peace Activities, was given to a group of visiting local government administrators and academics. After the session the participants wrote about their impressions of Hiroshima. Muhammad Yusri Zamhuri, a postgraduate student from Indonesia, submitted the following comments:
What are your impressions of Hiroshima?
Hiroshima was … dramatically changed when the atom bomb [was dropped] by the US Airforce. This is a historical tragedy of the danger of misusing atomic power.
Hiroshima was rebuilt on a “peace basis” and became an inspiring lesson for worldwide development.
Anybody who comes to visit Hiroshima will realize, Hiroshima nowadays has developed after the atomic bomb blasting. The people of Hiroshima live in peace and prosperity.
On the subject of our visit to Hiroshima to study … development, physical infrastructure, culture, education, it has inspired me to share [my experience] with people and students in Indonesia.
Muhammad Yusri Zamhuri