Mr. Inosuke Hayasaki’s address at the Candle Floating Ceremony on the 9th of August


I offer to you Icelanders, who are peace-loving and love other people, a good evening.

My name is Inosuke Hayasaki, I come from the city of Nagasaki in Japan and I am a messenger of peace at the Atomic Bomb Exhibition here in Iceland.

67 years have passed since the nuclear bombs were dropped on my country. I am brought to tears by this ceremony, as peace-loving Icelanders participate in this memorial service for the victims of the nuclear attacks. With a candle floating ceremony we bring peace to the souls of the victims.

For the people of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and on behalf of all Japanese, I thank you wholeheartedly. My sincerest thanks.