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Tokyo International University of America Students Host Atomic Bomb Exhibit

The sixth annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki peace exhibit will be on display Dec. 1 and 2 in the Montag Den at Willamette University.

Created by members of Julie Varga's advanced English class, "Sharing Hiroshima," the exhibit will be open Dec. 1 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Included in the exhibit are a labyrinth of information about the atomic bombs dropped during World War II, showings of anime related to the war, a children's activity table and opportunities for discussion.

The exhibit is the students' final project after a semester spent studying how both Japanese and Americans experienced World War II, what they thought about themselves and how they viewed each other.

These topics provide a context for the atomic bombs and their effects. As more bombing survivors die, the students feel it is important to pass on their stories and life lessons to future generations.