Japanese Designer Issey Miyake Remembers Hiroshima

In a personal op-ed in the New York Times, Japanese designer Issey Miyake called on President Obama to remain strong on his pledge to “seek peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons,” as well as expressing his wishes that President Obama would visit Hiroshima on Universal Peace Day. As a survivor of the Hiroshima bombings, something the designer has never openly discussed before, Miyake realizes “it is a subject that must be discussed if we are ever to rid the world of nuclear weapons,” insisting that, “In Japan, we live with the constant threat from our nuclear-armed neighbor North Korea. There are reports of other countries acquiring nuclear technology, too. For there to be any hope of peace, people around the world must add their voices to President Obama’s.”