Santa Barbara, CA – David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), recently returned from Hiroshima, Japan where he gave the keynote address at an international peace symposium entitled “Toward a Nuclear-Free World: Spreading Hiorshima’s Message.” The symposium marked the fifth anniversary of the Hiroshima Peace Media Center.

Dr. Krieger has been to Hiroshima on many occasions in the past. “This city is a special place, made sacred by the pain, suffering, forgiveness and perseverance of the survivors of the atomic bomb. I wish to tell the hibakusha (surviving victims of the atomic bombings) that their efforts and messages matter and that their words and deeds have touched people’s hearts throughout the world, including my own.”

A transcript of Dr. Krieger’s speech can be found on the Foundation’s website,